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Describes what it was like to be involved in the Underground Railroad, discussing life on the run, the lives of the trackers, conductors, and stationmasters, and the building of new lives in Canada
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Gr 5-8-Kallen presents his material in lively, yet objective prose, buttressed by well-chosen quotations from relevant 19th-century documents. The introduction and the first chapter review the history of slavery in America to 1861 and describe a slave's treatment, labor, cabin, and diet. Subsequent chapters describe terrifying journeys on the "railroad," and how runaway slaves worked with underground conductors and stationmasters to outwit bounty hunters. A brief final section links the impact of the Underground Railroad experience on African-American military service for the Union and the events of Reconstruction. The text is supplemented by a generous selection of black-and-white maps and period photographs and illustrations, all with much sharper images than found in other volumes in this series. Shaded boxes highlight major figures and interesting facts. A concise and useful resource.-Starr E. Smith, Marymount University Library, Arlington, VA
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Book Description Lucent Books, 2000. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111560066679
Book Description Lucent Books, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1560066679