The Amazing Underground Railroad

Thousands of courageous African Americans escaped from slavery in the South along what became known as the Underground Railroad. They traveled secretly, aided by “conductors” and stopping at “stations” along the way. They faced enormous risks but found freedom in Northern states, Canada, and Great Britain. The Amazing Underground Railroad tells the stories of fugitives such as William Wells Brown, Frederick Douglass, Henry “Box” Brown, Harriet Jacobs, and William and Ellen Craft. It also features the lives of famous conductors such as Harriet Tubman and Robert and Harriet Purvis. Additional chapters discuss legal cases involving captured fugitives, as well as living conditions in “the promised land.” Extensive use of primary sources.

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