The Underground Railroad: A Reference Guide

By WALTERS, Kerry

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ISBN
978-1-59884-647-8
Publisher
ABC-CLIO


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2012  |  Books

Gr 8 Up—A conversational tone makes this an engaging cover-to-cover read as well as a solid work for reference; it features gripping stories of fugitives and abolitionists within a factual overview. The time line ranges from 1619, when the first slaves arrived in Jamestown aboard a Dutch ship, to 1870, when the 15th amendment granted voting privileges to black men and the Underground Railroad was officially shut down. Beginning with a broad survey of slave resistance and revolt, Walters explains how abolitionists, clergy, and others felt that the "higher law" o...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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