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Author McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Title What was the underground railroad? / by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2013]

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Meadowlark Non-Fiction  973.7 McD    ---  Available
Description 108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series What was...?
What was ...?
Summary "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!"-- Provided by publisher.
"No one knows where the term "Underground Railroad" came from--there were no trains or tracks, only abolitionist "conductors" who helped bring an estimated 100,000 slaves to freedom through elaborate routes that included "stations," safe houses where fugitives could rest before moving on, and a system of codes and signals used to identify friend from foe. Including real stories from the "Railroad," What Was the Underground Railroad? will capture young readers' hearts: there are close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and unending sacrifices slaves made for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Subject Underground Railroad -- Juvenile literature.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877).
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism.
Added Author Mortimer, Lauren, illustrator.
ISBN 9780448467122 (pbk.)

 
    
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