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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

Hegamin, Tonya

Summary: In 1848 Willow, a fifteen-year-old educated slave girl, faces an inconceivable choice -- between bondage and freedom, family and love -- as free born, seventeen-year-old Cato, a black man, takes it upon himself to sneak as many fugitive slaves to freedom as he can on the Mason-Dixon Line.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC HEG

Klimo, Kate

Summary: A stray dog's moving tale about life with Abraham Lincolnour sixteenth American president and a true animal lover!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KLI

Klaber, William

Summary: "A fictionalized memoir of Lucy Lobdell, who, in 1855, left her home and family, cut her hair, changed clothes, and went off to live her life as a man"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC KLA

Smith, Nikki Shannon

Summary: In 1854 in Eastern Maryland twelve-year-old Ann is a slave, grateful that her family is still all together; but when their master, in need of money, decides to sell Ann and her younger brother, their parents decide to take the dangerous step of running away north to freedom--a journey filled with danger, especially since they are not sure how to find the first station on the Underground Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, a Capstone imprint 2019

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED SMI

McMann, Lisa.

Summary: "Dak, Sera, and Riq return to the United States and walk right into a deadly trap. The year is 1850 and the nation is divided over the issue of slavery. In these dark days, the Underground Railroad provides a light of hope, helping runaway slaves escape to freedom. But the SQ has taken control of the Underground Railroad from within. Now Dak and Sera are left wondering who to trust...while Riq...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2013

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC MCM

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC INF

Lock, Norman

Summary: "In the sixth stand-alone book in The American Novels series, Shelby Ross, a merchant ruined by the depression of 1873-79, is hired as a New York City Custom House appraiser under inspector Herman Melville, the embittered, forgotten author of Moby-Dick. On the docks, Ross befriends a genial young man and makes an enemy of a despicable one, who attempts to destroy them by insinuating that Ross...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bellevue Literary Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LOC

McCoy, Sarah

Summary: "When Sarah Brown, daughter of abolitionist John Brown, realizes that her artistic talents may be able to help save the lives of slaves fleeing north, she becomes one of the Underground Railroad's leading mapmakers, taking her cues from the slave code quilts and hiding her maps within her paintings. She boldly embraces this calling after being told the shocking news that she can't bear...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Mc Coy 2015

Whitehead, Colson

3 holds on 5 copies

Summary: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WHI

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC WHI

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: Fiction Whitehead 2016

Whitehead, Colson

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: A magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WHI

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC WHI

Whitehead, Colson

Summary: "Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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Barry, Sebastian

Summary: Entering the U.S. army after fleeing the Great Famine in Ireland, seventeen-year-old Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, experience the harrowing realities of the Indian wars and the American Civil War between the Wyoming plains and Tennessee.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Love, Dorothy

Summary: "A novel of enduring friendship based on the true-life account of Mary Anna Curtis Lee, great-granddaughter of Martha Washington and wife of General Robert E. Lee, and Selina Norris Gray, a slave girl who became Mary's housekeeper and confidante"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC LOV

Bird, Sarah

Summary: "The compelling, hidden story of Cathy Williams, a former slave and the first woman to ever serve in the US Army "Here's the first thing you need to know about Miss Cathy Williams: I am the daughter of a daughter of a queen and my Mama never let me forget it." Missouri, 1864 Powerful, epic, and compelling, Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen shines light on a nearly forgotten figure in history....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BIR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BIR

Bader, Bonnie

Summary: The Underground Railroad includes miles of real stories of passengers, conductors, and abolitionists, well-known and unknown, that made their mark on history. Throughout, American Girl character Addy Walker shares snippets of her own gripping fictional story of escaping slavery.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC BAD

Blake, James Carlos.

Summary: "James Carlos Blake is a master at weaving historical fact into fiction. Two generations of Wolfe men--begat by an English pirate in New Hampshire in 1828--track their violent but manifest destiny through the Diaz Regime in Mexico in the early 1900s and back to Gulf Coast Texas. The novel centers on two sets of identical "hero twins," each with a violent history that mirror the author's belief...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinco Puntos Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BLA

Grahame-Smith, Seth.

Summary: "New York Times bestselling author Seth Grahame-Smith returns with the follow-up to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter--a sweeping, alternate history of 20th Century America as seen through the eyes of vampire Henry Sturges. THE LAST AMERICAN VAMPIRE In Reconstruction-era America, vampire Henry Sturges is searching for renewed purpose in the wake of his friend Abraham Lincoln's shocking death....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC GRA

Faye, Lyndsay.

Summary: In 1846 New York six months after the formation of the NYPD, officer Timothy Wilde investigates a ring of "blackbirders" who kidnap free people of color in the North and sell them to Southern plantations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amy Einhorn Books, G. P. Putnams Sons 2013

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Whitehead, Colson

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned--Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA FIC WHI

Jiles, Paulette

1 hold on 6 copies

Summary: "In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JIL

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2 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JIL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION JIL

Kilpack, Josi S.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: 1836. Fanny Appleton, privileged daughter of a wealthy, upper-class Boston industrialist, is touring Europe with her family. She enjoys the fine clothes, food, and company of the elite social circles-- but is also drawn to education, literature, and more intellectual pursuits. Published author and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is also touring Europe. Recently widowed, he is gathering research...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2019

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC KIL

Lent, Jeffrey.

Summary: "The powerful new work from one of our greatest historical novelists, A Slant of Light deals with profoundly seminal American moments: the end of the Civil War, the religious freedom that was manifested in the Second Great Awakening, the last gasps of the Jeffersonian ideal of American yeomanry, the shadow on the horizon of the Industrial Revolution. At the heart of the novel are two men: one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEN

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LEN

Bergren, Lisa Tawn.

Summary: Elsa Anders's dream of marrying Peder Ramstad is about to come true. But as this independent, strong-willed woman discovers her own creative gifts--a love for travel, painting, and the sea--can she find happiness with a captain who insists upon leaving her safely on shore? Leaving their home in Norway behind, Elsa and Peder embark on a new life in with their closest friends, including: Kaatje...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WaterBrook Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BER

Colt, Paul

Summary: An anonymous New York investor sets in motion a hostile railroad takeover financed by more than a million dollars in counterfeit bearer bonds issued by a rival railroad. The work is carried out by a ruthless, ultra-secret crime syndicate using an enigmatic beauty hired to beguile unsuspecting bankers while passing the bogus paper. The Texas & Pacific Railroad turns to Pinkerton to stop the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Five Star Publishing 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC COL

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