From Midnight to Dawn : the story of the underground railroad and the flight to freedom (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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From Midnight to Dawn : the story of the underground railroad and the flight to freedom

Author: Jacqueline Tobin; Hettie Jones
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. While there were dedicated conductors and safe houses, there were also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight, the code name given to Detroit, the Detroit River became their Jordan. And Canada became the Promised Land where they could live freely in black
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Tobin; Hettie Jones
ISBN: 9780385514316 038551431X
OCLC Number: 224766550
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: pages cm
Contents: "One more river to cross" --
Freedom's new direction --
Wilberforce --
Dawn and "Uncle Tom" --
Chatham --
Mary Ann Shadd and the Provincial Freeman --
Henry Bibb --
The Elgin Settlement and the Buxton Mission --
Niagara region --
Detroit frontier --
The Civil War and reconstruction years.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Tobin with Hettie Jones.
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Abstract:

The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. While there were dedicated conductors and safe houses, there were also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight, the code name given to Detroit, the Detroit River became their Jordan. And Canada became the Promised Land where they could live freely in black settlements, one known as Dawn, under the protection of British law. This book presents the men and women who established the Railroad and the people who traveled it. Some are well known, like Harriet Tubman and John Brown, but there are equally heroic, less familiar figures here as well. The book evokes the turmoil and controversies of the time, including the furor over Uncle Tom's Cabin, congressional confrontations in Washington, and fierce disputes among black settlers in Canada.--From publisher description.

Includes information on abolitionist movement, Frederick Douglass, emigration movement, slavery, etc.

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