Who Traveled the Underground Railroad?

Who Traveled the Underground Railroad?

by Cath Senker

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How do we know about the slaves who escaped using what is known as the Underground Railroad, and about the people that organized it? What were they escaping from, and what happened to them? This book shows how we know about the fugitives and their experiences from primary and other sources. It includes information on some historical detective work that has taken place, using documentary and archaeological evidence, that has enabled historians to piece together the fascinating story of the Underground Railroad.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484635568
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 12/21/2015
Series: Primary Source Detectives
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 18 MB
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Age Range: 11 - 16 Years

About the Author

Cath Senker has over twenty years' experience in children's educational publishing and has written around 100 books for children for a range of publishers. Her books include highly regarded titles on Anne Frank, the Black Death and the Vietnam War, books on religions and the conflict between North and South Korea, and forthcoming titles on Self-Harm and Relationships. She lives the green lifestyle and has undertaken voluntary work for a range of organizations.

Table of Contents

A Bid for Freedom 4

Why Did People Escape Slavery? 6

What Was the Underground Railroad? 12

Who Used the Underground Railroad? 18

How Did Fugitives Escape? 24

Where Did Fugitives Go? 30

What Were the Risks? 40

What Happened to the Fugitives? 48

Why was the Underground Railroad Significant? 54

Timeline 58

Glossary 60

Find Out More 62

Index 64

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