What Was the Underground Railroad? (What Was...?) (Prebound)

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Description


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.

About the Author


Yona Zeldis McDonough (www.yonazeldismcdonough.com) is the author of "Who Was Harriet Tubman?" and "Who Was Rosa Parks?"
Product Details
ISBN: 9780606321303
ISBN-10: 0606321306
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: December 26th, 2013
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: What Was...?