Uncovering American History: A Primary Source Investigation of the Underground Railroad, 1st Edition

  • Viola Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 1499435185
  • ISBN-13: 9781499435184
  • DDC: 973.7
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released July 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Overview

In the decades before the Civil War effectively ended the institution of slavery in the United States, many people risked their lives to rescue Southern African Americans from the shackles of slavery and shepherd them to the safety of the Northern states and Canada. Thousands of slaves made the journey under cover of night. Once free, some became agents of the railroad while others educated those in the North about the horrors of slavery. The remarkable stories of people who would achieve freedom or die trying are chronicled within these pages.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
2: Traveling on the Underground Railroad.
3: Stories of the Underground Railroad.
4: The Struggle Becomes Violent.
5: The Civil War and the Underground Railroad.
Timeline.
Primary Source Transcriptions.
Glossary.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Authors.
Photo Credits.
Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
2: Traveling on the Underground Railroad.
3: Stories of the Underground Railroad.
4: The Struggle Becomes Violent.
5: The Civil War and the Underground Railroad.
Timeline.
Primary Source Transcriptions.
Glossary.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Authors.
Photo Credits.