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The Resource What was the underground railroad?, by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer

What was the underground railroad?, by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer

Label
What was the underground railroad?
Title
What was the underground railroad?
Statement of responsibility
by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonough, Yona Zeldis
Dewey number
973.7/115
Index
no index present
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.M47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mortimer, Lauren
Series statement
What was ...?
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 19th Century
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • United States
Label
What was the underground railroad?, by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn830367571
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780448467122
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013029327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830367571
  • (Sirsi) a1758863
Label
What was the underground railroad?, by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn830367571
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780448467122
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013029327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830367571
  • (Sirsi) a1758863

Library Locations

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      29.7540795 -95.3805613
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