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The Underground Railroad by Charles L.…

The Underground Railroad

by Charles L. Blockson

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A fascinating collection of letters, diaries and narratives of slaves who risked death to find freedom, including Henry "Box" Brown, who nailed himself into a box and had it shipped to Phildelphia; William and Ellen Craft, who posed as master and slave and traveled openly out of the South; and an anonymous young woman who escaped with the help of Union soldiers by dressing as one of them. Organized geographically, with accompanying historical notes and sixteen pages of photographs.

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"First-person narratives of excapes to freedom in the north." Illustrated with unpaged photos and portraits. Includes narratives by Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. "Dramatic firsthand accounts of daring escapes to freedom. Hariet Tubman led group after group of fugitive slaves to freedom, each time proclaiming, 'I can't die but once.' Frederick Douglass fled Maryland for New York City and went on to become the greatest orator and writer of the abolitionist movement. Henry 'Box' Brown escaped by nailing himself into a box and having it shipped to Philadelphia. William and Ellen Craft, husband and wife, posed as master and slave and boldly traveled out of the South to find liberty ... These compelling and inspirational first-person accounts of slaves come from Alabama, Georgia and Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana, Kansas and Nebraska Territories, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Free Midwest, Free Middle Atlantic, Free New England and Canada.… (more)

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