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Glatzer, Jenna

Summary: Tells the story of nineteenth century abolitionist Reverend John Rankin and his brave early efforts working as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, risking his safety and the safety of his family to help nearly two thousand slaves escape from Kentucky to Ohio.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2017

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Fankhouser, Kris

Summary: "A biography on the African American abolitionist and civil rights leader Frederick Douglass"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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

Rappaport, Doreen.

Summary: Shares the life of the abolitionist, including his life as a slave, how he learned to read even though it was illegal for him to do so, and his work speaking out against slavery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Disney, Jump at the Sun 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Gregory, Josh

Summary: Born into slavery, Frederick Douglass knew from an early age that all people deserved freedom. Readers will discover Douglass’s amazing story, from how he secretly educated himself and taught fellow slaves how to read to how he escaped to freedom and became one of the nation’s most persuasive voices for abolition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Summary: Based on the thrilling and inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, the movie tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD HAR

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE HAR

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOvie Harriet 2020

De Capua, Sarah

Summary: Briefly describes the accomplishments of American abolitionists from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries as they struggled to end slavery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 326.8 DE C

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

Summary: This is the story of Harriet Ross Tubman, founder of the Underground Railroad, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North before the Civil War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Xenon Pictures 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA WOM

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 TUB

Sinha, Manisha.

Summary: "Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as bourgeois, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. Manisha Sinha overturns this image, broadening her scope beyond the antebellum period usually associated with abolitionism and recasting it as a radical social movement in which men and women, black and white, free and enslaved found common ground in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2016

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

Oakes, James.

Summary: Traces the history of emancipation and its impact on the Civil War, discussing how Lincoln and the Republicans fought primarily for freeing slaves throughout the war, not just as a secondary objective in an effort to restore the country.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Co. 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.714 OAK

Edwards, Judith.

Summary: Slaves rebelled and sometimes ran away from their plantations. Abolitionists battled to win victories in Congress to help free the slaves but the actions of both slaves and abolitionists helped lead to Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 326.8 EDW

Dunbar, Erica Armstrong

Summary: Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has inspired generations in the continuing struggle for civil rights. Now, National Book Award nominee Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents a fresh take on this American icon blending traditional biography, illustrations, photos, and engaging sidebars...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 37 Ink, Simon & Schuster 2019

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

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

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV UND

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 Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 FON

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Somervill, Barbara A.

Summary: In 1839, African slaves who rebelled against their Spanish owners on the Amistad schooner were charged with murder in the United States. This book details the famous U.S. Supreme Court case that ultimately ruled in favor of the black captives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 326.0973 SOM

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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