Defining Moments: The Underground Railroad

Editor: Hillstrom, Laurie Collier
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Omnigraphics, Inc.

Single-User Purchase Price: $54.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $81.00
ISBN: 978-1-78539-568-0
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 44
Book Status: Available
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Provides users with a detailed and authoritative overview of the Underground Railroad, a network of safe houses and secret routes used by thousands of enslaved African Americans in the 1800s to escape to free states. Includes biographies of principal figures involved in these efforts, primary source documents, and more.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • How to Use This Book
  • Research Topics for Defining Moments: The Underground Railroad
  • Prologue
  • Chapter 1: Slavery
  • Chapter 2: The Abolitionist Movement
  • Chapter 3: The Underground Railroad
  • Chapter 4: Outrage in the South
  • Chapter 5: The Civil War Ends Slavery
  • Chapter 6: African Americans Fight for Civil Rights
  • Chapter 7: Legacy of the Underground Railroad
  • Anthony Burns (1834-1862) Runaway Who Was Returned to Bondage under the Fugitive Slave Act
  • Levi Coffin (1798-1877) Abolitionist Known as the President of the Underground Railroad
  • Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) Abolitionist Speaker, Writer, and Journalist Who Escaped from Slavery
  • Calvin Fairbank (1816-1898) Abolitionist Minister Imprisoned for His Underground Railroad Work
  • John Fairfield (?-c 1867) Daring Conductor on the Underground Railroad
  • Thomas Garrett (1789-1871) Stationmaster on the Underground Railroad
  • Josiah Henson (1789-1883) Founder of a Settlement in Canada for Refugees from Slavery
  • Mary Ann Shadd (1823-1893) Educator and Journalist Who Promoted Black Migration to Canada
  • William Still (1821-1902) Conductor Who Documented Passenger Experiences
  • Harriet Tubman (c 1820-1913) Famous Conductor on the Underground Railroad
  • The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793
  • Solomon Northup Describes Being Sold into Slavery
  • A Woman Remembers Her Enslavement as “Hell”
  • The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
  • Frederick Douglass Condemns the Fugitive Slave Law
  • Boston Abolitionists Organize Support for Runaways
  • William Wells Brown Presents Anti-Slavery Arguments
  • A Southerner Offers a Defense of Slavery
  • Levi Coffin Recalls Operating a Busy Station
  • William Still Records Stories of Escape
  • John P Parker Describes His Work as a Conductor
  • A Passenger Remembers Her Journey to Freedom
  • Henry Bibb Confronts His Former Owner
  • President Obama Combats Modern-Day Slavery
  • Important People, Places, and Terms
  • Chronology
  • Sources for Further Study
  • Bibliography
  • Photo and Illustration Credits