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I Came As a Stranger The Underground Railroad

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ISBN-10: 0887766676

ISBN-13: 9780887766671

Edition: 2004

Authors: Bryan Prince

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Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International’s Best Book Award – Social Studies, Grades 7-12 Finalist in the Nautilus 2005 Book Awards Prior to abolition in 1865, as many as 40,000 men, women, and children made the perilous trip north to freedom in Canada with the help of the Underground Railroad. It was neither underground nor was it a railroad, and was most remarkable for its lack of formal organization, so cloaked in secrecy that few facts were recorded while it “ran.” The story of the Underground Railroad is one of suffering and of bravery, and is not only one of escape from slavery but of beginnings: of people who carved out a new life for themselves in perilous,…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 2/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Bryan Prince is a respected historical researcher on the Underground Railroad, slavery, and abolition. His previous books include One More River to Cross , A Shadow on the Household , and I Came as a Stranger . Bryan is in demand as a presenter throughout North America, and he and his wife were awarded the 2011 prize for the Advancement of Knowledge by the Underground Railroad Free Press. He lives in North Buxton, Ontario.

Introduction
Human Cargo, Human Wares
Oppression and Injustice
Cruelty and Kindness
Turbulent Times
Emancipation throughout the Empire
Setting Out for the Unknown
The Kindness of Strangers
Some Names Not Forgotten
Desperate Measures
Hard Times in a Hard Land
Learning to Live in Liberty
Tracing Their Steps Today
Timeline
Acknowledgments
Suggested Reading
Source Notes
Picture Sources
Index