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Freedom roads : searching for the Underground Railroad

Author: Joyce Hansen; Gary McGowan
Publisher: Chicago : Cricket Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Shows how archaeologists and historians sift through root cellars, study songs and quilts, and use the latest technology to reconstruct the Underground Railroad, offering a look at the escape routes used by American slaves.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Local history
Sources
Juvenile literature
Sources Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Hansen; Gary McGowan
ISBN: 0812626737 9780812626735
OCLC Number: 50609344
Description: xi, 164 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Running South : artifacts from Fort Mose --
Land of the free : History on a ship's log --
A more perfect Union : learning from the law --
Running : The WPA slave narratives --
Steal away : the enslaved speak through spirituals --
I will be heard : archaeology meets an oral tradition --
midnight seekers after liberty : anecdotes and memories uncover the past --
The last stop : outrunning the fugitive slave laws --
A mystery : when history keeps a secret --
The search continues.
Responsibility: Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan.

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The Underground Railroad was meant to be a set of secret pathways, but its traces have been obscured by time. The authors, Coretta Scott King Honor winners, show how archaeologists and historians  Read more...

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