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Title:
Traveling the underground railroad : a visitor's guide to more than 300 sites
Author:
Chadwick, Bruce.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Secaucus, NJ : Carol Publishing Group, 1999.
Physical Description:
xiv, 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780806520933
Format :
Book

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Central Library E450 .C46 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Central Library E450 .C46 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Clarence Library E450 .C46 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Travel
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Concord Library E450 .C46 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Frank E. Merriweather Library E450 .C46 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Black History Non-Circ
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Summary

Summary

This dramatic account of the Underground Railroad--used by as many as 100,000 runaway slaves in their flight to freedom--also serves as a tour guide to over 100 of the Underground Railroad sites open to the public in the United States and Canada. Photos & maps.


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Library Journal Review

The history of the Underground Railroad in the United States and Canada illustrates the best and the worst aspects of the American people, from the viciousness of slave owners to the determination of slaves. Creating a travel guide to this intricate system is difficult because many of the sites are unknown, no longer exist, or are in private homes not open to the public. To compensate, Chadwick focuses roughly one-third of the book on history. The rest is divided geographically into site entries. Each entry includes a brief history of the site's importance, information on whether it is open to the public, and, if so, a telephone number for information. The types of sites vary, from actual homes that harbored slaves to memorial parks to Harriet Tubman's home. Though Chadwick states that his purpose is to outline day or weekend trips, he includes no maps or directions; the result is interesting as history but less successful as a guidebook. Charles L. Blockson's Hippocrene Guide to the Underground Railroad (1994) offers a more complete listing of sites with telephone numbers for each.ÄJulia Stump, Voorheesville P.L., NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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