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What Was the Underground Railroad?

What Was the Underground Railroad?
A Book

by Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-12-26
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 069815973X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!

The Underground Railroad Records

The Underground Railroad Records
Narrating the Hardships, Hairbreadth Escapes, and Death Struggles of Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom

by William Still

  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release : 2019-09-24
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1984855050
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad. Featuring a powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates As a conductor for the Underground Railroad--the covert resistance network created to aid and protect slaves seeking freedom--William Still helped as many as eight hundred people escape enslavement. He also meticulously collected the letters, biographical sketches, arrival memos, and ransom notes of the escapees. The Underground Railroad Records is an archive of primary documents that trace the narrative arc of the greatest, most successful campaign of civil disobedience in American history. This edition highlights the remarkable creativity, resilience, and determination demonstrated by those trying to subvert bondage. It is a timeless testament to the power we all have to challenge systems that oppress us.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017

by Colson Whitehead

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-08-02
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0708898416
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 WINNER OF THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2017 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016 AMAZON.COM #1 BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 'Whitehead is on a roll: the reviews have been sublime' Guardian 'Luminous, furious, wildly inventive' Observer 'Hands down one of the best, if not the best, book I've read this year' Stylist 'Dazzling' New York Review of Books Praised by Barack Obama and an Oprah Book Club Pick, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America, from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once the story of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shatteringly powerful meditation on history.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Path to Freedom

by Carole Marsh

  • Publisher : Gallopade International
  • Release : 2006-12
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9780635063595
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Teachers' aids for the study of the Underground Railroad.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
A Book

by Colson Whitehead

  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release : 2016-08-02
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780385542364
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Oprah's Book Club 2016 selection"--Sticker on jacket.

History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania

History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties of Pennsylvania
A Book

by Robert Clemens Smedley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1883
  • Pages : 407
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad

Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad
A Book

by Marlene Targ Brill

  • Publisher : First Avenue Editions
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN : 0876146051
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recounts how Allen Jay, a young Quaker boy living in Ohio during the 1840s, helped a fleeing slave escape his master and make it to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Voices from the Underground Railroad

Voices from the Underground Railroad
A Book

by Kay Winters

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2018-01-09
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0735231168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the creators of Voices from the Oregon Trail and Colonial Voices, an unflinching story of two young runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad, told in their voices and those who helped and hindered them It's the 1850s and enslaved siblings Jeb and Mattie are about the make a break for freedom. The pair travel north from Maryland to New Bedford, Massachusetts along the Underground Railroad. Each spread tells about a step of their journey through a poem in the first person perspective. The main and repeating voices are Jeb and Mattie, but we also hear from the stationmasters and conductors, those who offer them haven, as well as those who want to capture them. Like its predecessors in the Voices series, this richly researched and beautifully illustrated picture book brings a difficult chapter of American history to life for young readers.

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom
A Comprehensive History

by Wilbur H. Siebert

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2012-04-10
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0486138518
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interviews and excerpts from diaries, letters, biographies, memoirs, speeches, and other firsthand accounts shed much light on the origins of a system that provided aid to fugitive slaves. 46 black-and-white illustrations.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
A Book

by Charles L. Blockson

  • Publisher : Berkley
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First-hand accounts of daring escapes to freedom by way of the underground railroad.

The Underground Railroad (Television Tie-In)

The Underground Railroad (Television Tie-In)
A Book

by Colson Whitehead

  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release : 2021-05-04
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 059331476X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning, National Book Award-winning, Oprah-anointed, #1 New York Times bestselling novel that explores America's troubled racial past as only he can--soon to be an original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins. Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood--where even greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage and a powerful meditation on the history we all share. Look for Colson Whitehead's new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Region

The Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Region
A Book

by Tom Calarco

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2004-02-05
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 078646416X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Looks at the history of and participants in the Underground Railroad in the Adirondack Mountains Region in New York.

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad
A Book

by Christine Rudisel,Bob Blaisdell

  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 2014-09-17
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0486780619
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Firsthand accounts of escapes from slavery in the American South include narratives by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman as well as lesser-known travelers of the Underground Railroad.

Forbidden Fruit

Forbidden Fruit
Love Stories from the Underground Railroad

by Betty DeRamus

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2005-12-27
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0743482646
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of true love stories from the American slavery period relates the experiences of slave, free, and black-and-white couples who risked their lives in order to be together, from a Georgia couple who fled bounty hunters for England to a Missouri slave who escaped to Canada to be with his white Mormon love. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman
Conductor on the Underground Railroad

by Ann Petry

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2015-09-08
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN : 1504019865
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times Outstanding Book for young adult readers, this biography of the famed Underground Railroad abolitionist is a lesson in valor and justice. Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman knew the thirst for freedom. Inspired by rumors of an “underground railroad” that carried slaves to liberation, she dreamed of escaping the nightmarish existence of the Southern plantations and choosing a life of her own making. But after she finally did escape, Tubman made a decision born of profound courage and moral conviction: to go back and help those she’d left behind. As an activist on the Underground Railroad, a series of safe houses running from South to North and eventually into Canada, Tubman delivered more than three hundred souls to freedom. She became an insidious threat to the Southern establishment—and a symbol of hope to slaves everywhere. In this “well-written and moving life of the ‘Moses of her people’’’ (The Horn Book), an acclaimed author makes vivid and accessible the life of a national hero, soon to be immortalized on the twenty-dollar bill. This intimate portrait follows Tubman on her journey from bondage to freedom, from childhood to the frontlines of the abolition movement and even the Civil War. In addition to being named a New York Times Outstanding Book, Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad was also selected as an American Library Association Notable Book.

Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad
A Book

by Colson Whitehead

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2017-08-23
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN : 9782226393197
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cora, seize ans, est esclave sur une plantation de coton dans la Géorgie d'avant la guerre de Sécession. Abandonnée par sa mère lorsqu'elle était enfant, elle survit tant bien que mal à la violence de sa condition. Lorsque Caesar, un esclave récemment arrivé de Virginie, lui propose de s'enfuir, elle accepte et tente, au péril de sa vie, de gagner avec lui les Etats libres du Nord. De la Caroline du Sud à l'Indiana en passant par le Tennessee, Cora va vivre une incroyable odyssée. Traquée comme une bête par un impitoyable chasseur d'esclaves qui l'oblige à fuir, sans cesse, le " misérable coeur palpitant " des villes, elle fera tout pour conquérir sa liberté. L'une des prouesses de Colson Whitehead est de matérialiser l'" Underground Railroad ", le célèbre réseau clandestin d'aide aux esclaves en fuite qui devient ici une véritable voie ferrée souterraine, pour explorer, avec une originalité et une maîtrise époustouflantes, les fondements et la mécanique du racisme. A la fois récit d'un combat poignant et réflexion saisissante sur la lecture de l'Histoire, ce roman, couronné par le prix Pulitzer, est une oeuvre politique aujourd'hui plus que jamais nécessaire. " Un roman puissant et presque hallucinatoire. Une histoire essentielle pour comprendre les Américains d'hier et d'aujourd'hui. " The New York Times

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
A Book

by Colson Whitehead

  • Publisher : Orbit Books
  • Release : 2016-08-02
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780708898376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club)

The Underground Railroad (Pulitzer Prize Winner) (National Book Award Winner) (Oprah's Book Club)
A Novel

by Colson Whitehead

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 2016-08-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0385537042
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share. Look for Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
A Book

by Colson Whitehead

  • Publisher : Orbit Books
  • Release : 2017-04-26
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780708898406
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America, from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once the story of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shatteringly powerful meditation on history.

Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad

Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad
A Book

by Eber Pettit

  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2015-11-24
  • Pages : 153
  • ISBN : 1480442933
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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True stories drawn from the inspirational and heartrending history of the Underground Railroad It is estimated that by 1850 over one hundred thousand slaves had escaped to freedom in the North via a network of safe houses and secret routes known collectively as the Underground Railroad. First published in 1879, Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad chronicles the perilous journeys and thrilling adventures of nearly two-dozen escaped slaves and the brave souls who helped them along the way. Compiled by a conductor on the Railroad, these sketches bring the horrors of slavery to vivid life and serve as an enduring testament to the power of the human spirit. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.