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The Resource Freedom roads : searching for the Underground Railroad, Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan ; illustrations by James Ransome

Freedom roads : searching for the Underground Railroad, Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan ; illustrations by James Ransome

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Freedom roads : searching for the Underground Railroad
Title
Freedom roads
Title remainder
searching for the Underground Railroad
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Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan ; illustrations by James Ransome
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Language
eng
Review
/* Starred Review */ Silent stone faces on a tunnel wall in Syracuse. Ruins of the first settlement of freed men and women discovered under a saltwater marsh in Florida. Family stories leading archaeologists to an upstairs room in a Brooklyn house, where slaves were hidden. These and other archaeological sites are examined in this study of the Underground Railroad. In addition, WPA slave narratives, spirituals, quilts, a ship's logs, diaries, eyewitness accounts, and letters all demonstrate the ways historians learn about the past—from old-fashioned studies of 17th-century church records to the space-age technology of thermal imaging. An important point made here is that the Underground Railroad was not, as often portrayed, an organized network of routes delivering escaping slaves directly to freedom in the North. There were many "freedom roads" and many people with the courage to break the law and put their lives at risk in the name of liberty and democracy. The authors portray historians as detectives, solving mysteries when history keeps a secret, and point out that this is a "living" history, "waiting for a new generation of historians, archaeologists, and researchers to continue to tell this fascinating story." Discussions of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Dred Scott decision, John Brown, and the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law provide additional historical context. Well-written, well-documented, imaginatively arranged, this is a fascinating offering. Handsomely organized with ten black-and-white illustrations, maps, sidebars, photographs, and other archival material, this covers much ground while saying a great deal about the historian's craft. An important addition to library collections and classroom units. (foreword, bibliography, index) (Nonfiction. 10-14) (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2003)
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202515
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DLC
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Hansen, Joyce
Dewey number
973.7/115
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.H26 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
bibliography
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McGowan, Gary
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
pre adolescent
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searching for the Underground Railroad
Label
Freedom roads : searching for the Underground Railroad, Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan ; illustrations by James Ransome
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-158) and index
Contents
Running South : artifacts from Fort Mose -- Land of the free : History on a ship's log -- A more perfect Union : learning from the law -- Running : The WPA slave narratives -- Steal away : the enslaved speak through spirituals -- I will be heard : archaeology meets an oral tradition -- midnight seekers after liberty : anecdotes and memories uncover the past -- The last stop : outrunning the fugitive slave laws -- A mystery : when history keeps a secret -- The search continues
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 164 p.
Isbn
9780812626735
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002013711
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812626735
  • (OCoLC)50609344
Label
Freedom roads : searching for the Underground Railroad, Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan ; illustrations by James Ransome
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-158) and index
Contents
Running South : artifacts from Fort Mose -- Land of the free : History on a ship's log -- A more perfect Union : learning from the law -- Running : The WPA slave narratives -- Steal away : the enslaved speak through spirituals -- I will be heard : archaeology meets an oral tradition -- midnight seekers after liberty : anecdotes and memories uncover the past -- The last stop : outrunning the fugitive slave laws -- A mystery : when history keeps a secret -- The search continues
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 164 p.
Isbn
9780812626735
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002013711
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812626735
  • (OCoLC)50609344

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