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Summary: Nat Turner is a literate American slave and preacher. His financially strained owner accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. But as Nat witnesses countless atrocities, he orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2017

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BIR

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

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 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7 MCD

Mull, Carol E.

Summary: "This book is the first comprehensive exploration of abolitionism and the network of escape from slavery in the state. First-person accounts are interwoven with an expansive historical overview of national events to offer a fresh examination of Michigan's critical role in the movement to end American slavery"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: McFarland & Co., Publishers 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7115 MUL

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7115 MUL

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

Summary: A biography of the ninteenth-century woman who escaped slavery and helped many other slaves get to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 TUB

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

Contents: Slavery and abolition -- Stories of the real underground railroad -- The story endures in history and legend.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books in association with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7115 PAS

Davis, David Brion.

Summary: "From the revered historian--winner of nearly every award given in his field--the long-awaited conclusion of his magisterial three-volume history of slavery in Western culture that has been more than fifty years in the making. David Brion Davis is one of the foremost historians of our time, and in this final volume in his monumental trilogy on slavery in Western culture he offers highly...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 DAV

Ricks, Mary Kay.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7115 RIC

Contents: Selections from Levi Coffin's Reminiscences -- Selections from William Still's The Underground Rail Road.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ivan R. Dee 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7115 FLE

Keith, LeeAnna

Summary: "A history of antiracist and abolitionist activism in the Civil War-era Republican Party"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 KEI

Summary: "Published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, this anthology charts America's long, heroic confrontation with its most poisonous evil."--Publisher description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Literary Classics of the United States 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.362 AME

Wickenden, Dorothy

Summary: Chronicles the revolutionary activities of Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward, and Martha Wright--friends and neighbors in Auburn, New York--discussing their vital roles in the Underground Railroad, abolition, and the early women's rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2021

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 WIC

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WIC

Summary: Underground tells the story of American heroes and their harrowing journey from slavery to freedom, with the legendary Harriot Tubman blazing the trail.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of Frederick Douglass, a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become a leader in the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DOU

Lanctot, Neil

Summary: "By turns a colorful triptych of three American icons who changed history and the engrossing story of the roots of World War I, The Approaching Storm is a surprising and important story of how and why the United States emerged onto the world stage"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 973.91 LAN

Foner, Eric

Summary: Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner relates the dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.7 FON

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 FON

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 FON

Summary: "An new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a foreword by Kevin Young. This is the first Penguin Classics anthology published in partnership with the Schomburg Center, a world-renowned...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326.8 UNS

Thomas, William G.

Summary: The story of the longest and most complex legal challenge to slavery in American history, in which a number of enslaved families challenged their bondage in court.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 THO

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Frederick Douglass was a self-educated slave in the South who grew up to become an icon. He was a leader of the abolitionist movement, a celebrated writer, an esteemed speaker, and a social reformer, proving that, as he said, "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

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1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J WHITE MYE

Domby, Adam H.

Summary: "This book examines the foundational role of deliberate misrepresentation in various elements of white supremist Lost Cause mythology, from Confederate soldiers' military prowess, loyalty, motivation, and unity, to mythical black Confederates, to the evolution of Lost Cause myths to support present-day white supremacy. It adds to the understanding of the memory and reality of the American Civil...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Virginia Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.56 DOM

Landau, Elaine.

Summary: Tells the stories of the slaves, abolitionists, and conductors on the Underground Railroad through letters, newspaper articles, and biographies.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2006

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.7115 LAN

Douglass, Frederick

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Washington Square Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.8092 DOU

Conway, Martha

Summary: "Set aboard a nineteenth century riverboat theater, this is the moving, page-turning story of a charmingly frank and naive seamstress who is blackmailed into saving Ranaways on the Underground Railroad, jeopardizing her freedom, her livelihood, and a new love. It's 1838, and May Bedloe works as a seamstress for her cousin, the famous actress Comfort Vertue--until their steamboat sinks on the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CON

Duane, Anna Mae

Summary: "Educated for Freedom" explores the story of two fugitive schoolboys who grew up to change a nation"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 DUA

Kaplan, Fred

Summary: Explores how the differing experiences and viewpoints of two Presidents shaped slavery and race relations in America for more than a century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 KAP

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