Gena K. Gorrell North Star to Freedom

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North Star to Freedom

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For thousands of slaves--whose exact number will never be known--the North Star marked the way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.  The stories of the brave "passengers" on the escape route whose extraordinary fortitude broke their own chains, and of the "conductors" who risked their lives to help others, are a testament to the human spirit.

In this fascinating and thorough account, Gena K. Gorrell movingly describes the history of the Underground Railroad, from the origins of slavery through the Civil War and beyond.  She depicts the passage from Africa on desperately crowded slave ships, the station-by-station development of the powerful Railroad routes to the northern United States and Canada, and the immense challenges runaways faced once they reached freedom.  Throughout the narrative, Gorrell highlights the pivotal roles played by various people of the era, those who became famous and those who remain too little known.

The immediacy of the writing is complemented by period posters, photographs, and paintings, making North Star to Freedom a living history so gripping that it will be impossible to forget.

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"...Clearly written and will be useful both as an introduction to the subject and as a supplement to other titles about the period already on the shelves."
--School Library Journal, starred review

"This is a compassionate and clear-eyed history of slavery and the brave people who rose up against it...an indispensable and inspirational tool in any classroom."
--Kirkus, pointer review

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"A compassionate and clear-eyed history of slavery and the brave people who rose up against it. . . . Indispensable and inspirational." --Kirkus Reviews, Pointer

"Handsomely illustrated with contemporary material."--The New York Times Book Review

"It is clearly written and will be useful both as an introduction to the subject and as a supplement to other titles about the period."
--School Library Journal, Starred

"Engrossing. . . . One gripping tale of inconceivable courage gives rise to another."--Family Fun

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