The Underground Railroad: A Reference Guide, 1st Edition

  • Kerry Walters
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  • ISBN-10: 1598846485
  • ISBN-13: 9781598846485
  • DDC: 973.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 223 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Full of true stories more dramatic than any fiction, The Underground Railroad: A Reference Guide offers a fresh, revealing look at the efforts of hundreds of dedicated persons -- white and black, men and women, from all walks of life -- to help slave fugitives find freedom in the decades leading up to the Civil War.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Chronology of Events.
1: The Underground Railroad: Legend and Reality.
2: Resisting Ol’ Massa: Modes of Slave Defiance.
3: Following the Drinking Gourd: Fleeing Servitude.
4: Riding the Liberty Line: Underground Railroad Routes.
5: Laying the Track above Ground: Overt Defiance and Rescues.
6: Crossing into Canaan: The Underground Railroad’s Canadian Terminus.
7: The End of the Line.
Biographies: Personalities of the Underground Railroad.
Appendix: Primary Documents of the Underground Railroad.
Annotated Bibliography.
About the Author.