Hidden History: Depots of the Underground Railroad, 1st Edition

  • Caroline Kennon
  • Published By: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1482457970
  • ISBN-13: 9781482457971
  • DDC: 973.7
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 6th Grade
  • 32 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released July 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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The Underground Railroad was the massive effort by slaves and free people to secretly bring thousands of blacks to freedom in the North during the 19th century. This thought-provoking book will capture readers' imaginations and fill them with awe for the brave "conductors" and "passengers" on the Railroad. They'll learn about the many safe havens, called "depots," that housed fugitives and the secret passages within them that hid slaves from their pursuers. Information about the American Civil War and the Fugitive Slave Act, biographies of figures vital to the Underground Railroad, and stunning photographs and artwork are included in this important work about a terrible time in American history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Aboard the Underground Railroad.
2: Next Stop: Freedom.
3: Transfer at the Next Depot.
4: Conductor Tubman.
5: Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims.
6: Fort Monroe.
7: Dr. Nathan Thomas House.
8: Henderson Lewelling House.
9: Milton House.
10: Gerrit Smith Estate.
11: Nathan and Mary Johnson Properties.
12: More Depots to Discover.
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