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What Was the Underground Railroad?

de Yona Zeldis McDonough

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"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!"--"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!"--… (més)
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This books is a "what was" book and for an Informational book the author did a very good job of making it interesting and adding in voice. Reading about the underground railroad out of a text book can be very hard for kids because of the concept and terminology, but new terms were defined in the book along with easy to follow chapters that focuses on a particular person or certain time. I learned a lot of information in this book and am now intrigued to see other books of this series. ( )
  MadisonLynn | Jan 18, 2017 |
Like the "who was.." books, this is about an event in America, not a specific person. I remember learning about the Underground Railroad in Elementary school and I remembered it being a big deal. So I assume that when I start teaching, I will end up at one point teaching about the Underground Railroad and I would love to have this book to use. I would teach the history of slaves, which is a sensitive subject, but we have to teach history in order for it not to repeat itself. I would teach them about slaves and how hard they struggled for their freedom, and they could not just run away or escape, they would be severely punished.
  AnnaTaylor | Apr 25, 2016 |
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"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!"--"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!"--

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