John Todd and the Underground Railroad

John Todd and the Underground Railroad
Author : James Patrick Morgans
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2006-10-04
ISBN 10 : 9780786427833
ISBN 13 : 0786427833
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

John Todd and the Underground Railroad Book Description:

"Details the life of Reverend John Todd and presents the story of the Underground Railroad station in Tabor. Todd provided spiritual guidance for the residents who joined the abolitionist movement. Todd's service in the Union Army, jubilation with Federal

The Ballad of the Underground Railroad

The Ballad of the Underground Railroad
Author : Charles L. Blockson
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Total Pages : 24
Release : 2008-04-01
ISBN 10 : 9781434359858
ISBN 13 : 1434359859
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ballad of the Underground Railroad Book Description:

Over the past two decades or more, America has witnessed a healthy renewal of interest of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad is a story of suffering, bravery, secret codes, heroic deeds, treachery and lofty ideas. It is a story about the best and the worst of human kind. Disconnected and daring escapees hoped that the North Star would guide them to stations on the burgeoning Underground Railroad; which by the early 1830's still did not have a name. The word spread from plantation to plantation, city to city, town to town; first in whispers and then out right talk, there was a railroad to freedom. Invisible though it may have been, the Underground Railroad had numerous agents, conductors and stations throughout the secret freedom network. Slave owners of course, looked upon the Underground Railroad as organized theft. Under the constitution of the United States slavery was lawful and slaves were property. Although assisting escapees along the freedom network meant breaking the law. Yet, people like Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor did so eagerly. The Underground Railroad remained active until the end of the Civil war. Charles L. Blockson

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
Author : Dan Stearns
Publisher : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages : 64
Release : 2005-12-15
ISBN 10 : 083686428X
ISBN 13 : 9780836864281
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad Book Description:

Traces the life and accomplishments of the heroic abolitionist who escaped from slavery in Maryland in 1849, and became the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author : DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Total Pages : 194
Release : 1995-02
ISBN 10 : 0788146572
ISBN 13 : 9780788146572
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underground Railroad Book Description:

A study by the National Park Service on how to best interpret & commemorate the Underground Railroad, emphasizing the approximate routes taken by slaves escaping to freedom before the Civil War. Findings: the Underground Railroad story is nationally significant; a few elements of the story are represented in existing National Park Service units & other sites, but many important resource types are not adequately represented & protected; many sites remain that meet established criteria for designation as national historic landmarks; many sites are in imminent danger of being lost or destroyed, etc. Illustrated.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author : R. Conrad Stein
Publisher : Enslow Publishing, LLC
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2015-07-15
ISBN 10 : 9780766070158
ISBN 13 : 0766070158
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underground Railroad Book Description:

The Underground Railroad was a complex network of secret routes, safe houses, and courageous men and women, both black and white, who helped slaves escape to free states and to Canada. "Conductors," such as Harriet Tubman, risked recapture in the South guiding slaves to freedom. Readers explore the formation of this extremely effective anti-slavery escape network and the people who made it work.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 800
Release : 2015-03-26
ISBN 10 : 9781317454151
ISBN 13 : 1317454154
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underground Railroad Book Description:

The culmination of years of research in dozens of archives and libraries, this fascinating encyclopedia provides an unprecedented look at the network known as the Underground Railroad - that mysterious "system" of individuals and organizations that helped slaves escape the American South to freedom during the years before the Civil War. In operation as early as the 1500s and reaching its peak with the abolitionist movement of the antebellum period, the Underground Railroad saved countless lives and helped alter the course of American history. This is the most complete reference on the Underground Railroad ever published. It includes full coverage of the Railroad in both the United States and Canada, which was the ultimate destination of many of the escaping slaves. "The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations" explores the people, places, writings, laws, and organizations that made this network possible. More than 1,500 entries detail the families and personalities involved in the operation, and sidebars extract primary source materials for longer entries. This encyclopedia features extensive supporting materials, including maps with actual Underground Railroad escape routes, photos, a chronology, genealogies of those involved in the operation, a listing of Underground Railroad operatives by state or Canadian province, a "passenger" list of escaping slaves, and primary and secondary source bibliographies.

Places of the Underground Railroad A Geographical Guide

Places of the Underground Railroad  A Geographical Guide
Author : Tom Calarco
Publisher : Greenwood
Total Pages : 422
Release : 2010-12-03
ISBN 10 : 9780313381478
ISBN 13 : 031338147X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Places of the Underground Railroad A Geographical Guide Book Description:

This up-to-date compilation details the most significant stops along the Underground Railroad. • Approximately 75 A–Z entries cover the most significant stations on the Underground Railroad • Illustrations and maps help readers envision routes and strategies of railroad "conductors" • Interactive sidebars offer a firsthand glimpse into the arduous nature of Underground Railroad journeys, the decisions made, and the plans involved • Primary source letters and diary entries detail actual incidents that took place • A chronology includes important events related to the Underground Railroad from the Colonial Period to the Civil War • Suggested reading sections after each entry and a general print and nonprint bibliography act as a guide for further research

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author : William Still
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Total Pages : 1048
Release : 2022-02-08
ISBN 10 : 9781528793018
ISBN 13 : 1528793013
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underground Railroad Book Description:

William Still (1821–1902) was an African-American abolitionist, businessman, writer, historian, civil rights activist. He was also a conductor on the Underground Railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses created in the United States during the early to the mid-19th century for use by African American slaves in order to escape into free states or Canada. In 1872, he published “The Underground Railroad”, an account of the underground system and the experiences of 649 slaves who escaped to freedom. An incredible collection of real-life stories that provide a unique insight into the adversity faced by pre-emancipation African-Americans. Contents include: “Seth Concklin”, “Underground Rail Road Letters”, “William Peel, alias William Box Peel Jones”, “Wesley Harris, alias Robert Jackson, and the Matterson Brothers”, “Death of Romulus Hall—New Name George Weems”, “James Mercer, Wm. H. Gilliam, and John Clayton”, “Clarissa Davis”, “Anthony Blow, alias Henry Levison”, “Perry Johnson, of Elkton, Maryland”, “Isaac Forman, William Davis, and Willis Redick”, etc. Read & Co. History is proudly republishing this classic book in a brand new edition complete with an introductory biography by William Wells Brown.

Encyclopedia of the Underground Railroad

Encyclopedia of the Underground Railroad
Author : J. Blaine Hudson
Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 316
Release : 2006-03-03
ISBN 10 : 9780786424597
ISBN 13 : 0786424591
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Underground Railroad Book Description:

Fugitive slaves were reported in the American colonies as early as the 1640s, and escapes escalated with the growth of slavery over the next two hundred years. As the number of fugitives rose, the Southern states pressed for harsher legislation that they thought would prevent escapes. The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 criminalized any assistance, active or passive, to a runaway slave--yet it only encouraged the behavior it sought to prevent. Friends of the fugitive, whose previous assistance to runaways had been somewhat haphazard, increased their efforts at organization. By the onset of the Civil War in 1861, the Underground Railroad included members, defined stops, set escape routes and a code language. From the abolitionist movement to the Zionville Baptist Missionary Church, this encyclopedia focuses on the people, ideas, events and places associated with the interrelated histories of fugitive slaves, the African American struggle for equality and the American antislavery movement. Information is drawn from primary sources such as public records, document collections, slave autobiographies and antebellum newspapers. Entries contain pointers to related entries and suggestions for further research. Appendices include information such as a geographical listing of selected friends of the fugitive, noted Underground Railroad sites administered by the National Parks Service, a bibliography of slave autobiographies and selected Underground Railroad songs. A chronology of slavery and the Underground Railroad is also included.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author : Judy Dodge Cummings
Publisher : Nomad Press
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2017-02-14
ISBN 10 : 9781619304888
ISBN 13 : 1619304880
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Underground Railroad Book Description:

Imagine leaving everything you’ve ever known—your friends, family, and home—to travel along roads you’ve never seen before, getting help from people you’ve never met before, with the constant threat of capture hovering over your every move. Would you risk your life on the Underground Railroad to gain freedom from slavery? In The Underground Railroad: Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom, readers ages 9 to 12 examine how slavery developed in the United States and what motivated abolitionists to work for its destruction. The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses operated by conductors and station masters, both black and white. Readers follow true stories of enslaved people who braved patrols, the wilderness, hunger, and their own fear in a quest for freedom. In The Underground Railroad, readers dissect primary sources, including slave narratives and runaway ads. Projects include composing a song with a hidden message and navigating by reading the nighttime sky. Amidst the countless tragedies that centuries of slavery brought to African Americans lie tales of hope, resistance, courage, sacrifice, and victory—truly an American story.