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The Resource What was the Underground Railroad?, by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer

What was the Underground Railroad?, by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer

Label
What was the Underground Railroad?
Title
What was the Underground Railroad?
Statement of responsibility
by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"No one knows where the term "Underground Railroad" came from--there were no trains or tracks, only abolitionist "conductors" who helped bring an estimated 100,000 slaves to freedom through elaborate routes that included "stations," safe houses where fugitives could rest before moving on, and a system of codes and signals used to identify friend from foe. Including real stories from the "Railroad," What Was the Underground Railroad? will capture young readers' hearts: there are close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and unending sacrifices slaves made for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!"--
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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 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!"--
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Provided by publisher
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10246988
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
973.7/115
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Intended audience
710
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.M47 2013
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
710
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
What was--?
Target audience
juvenile
Label
What was the Underground Railroad?, by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (Page 108)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What was the Underground Railroad? -- The slave trade -- Life on a plantation -- Abolition -- A path to freedom -- The Great Conductor -- Special delivery -- The sugar barrel -- The strength of love -- Changed
Control code
20075874
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
108 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780448467122
Lccn
2013029327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn830367571
  • (OCoLC)830367571
Label
What was the Underground Railroad?, by Yona Zeldis McDonough ; illustrated by Lauren Mortimer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (Page 108)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What was the Underground Railroad? -- The slave trade -- Life on a plantation -- Abolition -- A path to freedom -- The Great Conductor -- Special delivery -- The sugar barrel -- The strength of love -- Changed
Control code
20075874
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
108 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9780448467122
Lccn
2013029327
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn830367571
  • (OCoLC)830367571

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