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Title:
The underground railroad
ISBN:
9781567669268
Publication Information:
Chanhassen, Minn. : Child's World, Inc., c2002.
Physical Description:
40 p. : illustrations (some color).
Contents:
Slavery and abolition -- Calling all agents, station masters, and conductors -- Creative escapes -- The Underground Railroad today.
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Summary

Summary

Provides information about the Underground Railroad, a network of people in the U.S. who helped slaves escape to freedom; looks at the activities of some of the people who played significant roles in the fight to free the slaves; and explains the signals used to communicate with runaway slaves.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-6-Easy-to-read summaries of the topics. Slavery includes information on the history of bondage in America and the treatment of slaves through the Civil War. Civil Rights covers Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and other figures who are less well known. Underground Railroad tells the stories of some of the fugitives, including Henry "Box" Brown's train journey to Philadelphia. The books have double-column, large-print texts and generous amounts of white space. All three titles are illustrated with numerous sepia-toned photographs. Slavery and Underground also have color illustrations. Captions are informative. These volumes are suitable for schools needing additional material or succinct treatments.-Margaret C. Howell, West Springfield Elementary School, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

Brief texts, archival reproductions, and photos explore three significant eras in African-American history. Though the surveys in this series are generally overbroad and written in facile prose, [cf2]Underground Railroad[cf1] is enhanced by the inclusion of some intriguing anecdotal material. The format, which includes wide margins and many black-and-white photos and historical reproductions, should appeal to reluctant readers. Time lines are included. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these Journey to Freedom titles: [cf2]Slavery, The Civil Rights Movement, The Underground Railroad[cf1].] (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Provides information about the Underground Railroad, a network of people in the U.S. who helped slaves escape to freedom; looks at the activities of some of the people who played significant roles in the fight to free the slaves; and explains the sig Excerpted from The Underground Railroad by Carla Williams All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.