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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, Call number: 973.7115 MUL

McDonough, Yona Zeldis.

1 hold on 3 copies

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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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, 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

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

Douglass, Frederick

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lawrence Hill Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.8 DOU

Clinton, Catherine

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TUBMAN, HARRIET CLI

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

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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

Oakes, James

Summary: "An award-winning scholar uncovers Lincoln's strategy for abolishing slavery in this groundbreaking history of the sectional crisis and Civil War. Some celebrate Lincoln for freeing the slaves; others fault him for a long-standing conservatism on abolition and race. James Oakes gives us another option in this brilliant exploration of Lincoln and the end of slavery. Through the unforeseen...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

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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

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

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

Lerner, Gerda

Summary: "A landmark work of women's history originally published in 1967, Gerda Lerner's best-selling biography of Sarah and Angelina Grimke explores the lives and ideas of the only southern women to become antislavery agents in the North and pioneers for women's rights. This revised and expanded edition includes two new primary documents and an additional essay by Lerner. In a revised introduction...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of North Carolina Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326 LER

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

Lowry, Beverly.

Contents: Araminta -- Dorchester : birth -- Childhood -- At Polish Mills : a shower of fire -- The weight : at the Bucktown Crossroads -- Sold and carried away : the slave-holder's choice -- Marriage -- Over the line -- Family -- Rescues, promises -- Becoming Moses -- With John Brown : dreams, metaphor -- Last rescue -- The General -- Beaufort, South Carolina -- The proclamation, the raid -- Raining...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 TUBMAN, HARRIET LOW

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

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

Brands, H. W.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: "What do moral people do when democracy countenances evil? The question, implicit in the idea that people can govern themselves, came to a head in America at the middle of the nineteenth century, in the struggle over slavery. John Brown's answer was violence--violence of a sort some in later generations would call terrorism. Brown was a deeply religious man who heard the God of the Old...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2020

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

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

Millstein, Evelyn

Summary: One of America’s most important movements, the Underground Railroad changed the course of our Nation’s history. It was composed of people who risked their lives by defying the Fugitive Slave Law that maintained that slaves were essentially property. A compelling saga that had never fully been told, this book recounts the first interracial movement led by African Americans, heroic men and women...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Clair Press 2015

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

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 New Non-fiction, Call number: 326.8 UNS

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

Bordewich, Fergus M.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2005

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

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