Title: Underground Man
Publisher: Scarsdale, NY: Bradbury Press
Publication Date: 1972
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
220 p. A story for young people about a logger who works in the underground to smuggle slaves to freedom in the North. Meltzer is the author of biographies of several abolitionists; a three-volume documentary history of Blacks in America; a two-volume history of slavery; A Pictorial History of the Negro in America, with Langston Hughes; and a biography of Hughes. Map frontispiece. Nice, clean, firm tan cloth hard cover, slight bumps at corners and damage to paste down at rear cover; dust jacket has tiny chips. Signed by Meltzer "For Jesse, Affectionately, Milton Oct 1972." There are some neat check marks and remarks in ink on some of the pages. Bookseller Inventory # 1513
Synopsis: A courageous young white man aids slaves escaping from Kentucky in pre-Civil War days.
About the Author: Milton Meltzer has written 110 books, five of which were nominated for the National Book Award. With Langston Hughes, he coauthored A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS, now in its sixth edition. He received the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his contribution to children's literature, the 1986 Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Award, and the 2000 Regina Medal. He lives in New York City.
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