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The Resource From midnight to dawn : the last tracks of the underground railroad, Jacqueline Tobin with Hettie Jones

From midnight to dawn : the last tracks of the underground railroad, Jacqueline Tobin with Hettie Jones

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From midnight to dawn : the last tracks of the underground railroad
Title
From midnight to dawn
Title remainder
the last tracks of the underground railroad
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Tobin with Hettie Jones
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Underground Railroad was the passage to freedom for many slaves, but it was rife with dangers. While there were dedicated conductors and safe houses, there were also arduous nights in the mountains and days in threatening towns. For those who made it to Midnight, the code name given to Detroit, the Detroit River became their Jordan. And Canada became the Promised Land where they could live freely in black settlements, one known as Dawn, under the protection of British law. This book presents the men and women who established the Railroad and the people who traveled it. Some are well known, like Harriet Tubman and John Brown, but there are equally heroic, less familiar figures here as well. The book evokes the turmoil and controversies of the time, including the furor over Uncle Tom's Cabin, congressional confrontations in Washington, and fierce disputes among black settlers in Canada.--From publisher description
  • Includes information on abolitionist movement, Frederick Douglass, emigration movement, slavery, etc
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1950-
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Tobin, Jacqueline
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Jones, Hettie
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  • Underground Railroad
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Slaves
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • Land settlement
  • Ontario
  • Detroit Region (Mich.)
Label
From midnight to dawn : the last tracks of the underground railroad, Jacqueline Tobin with Hettie Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-264) and index
Contents
"One more river to cross" -- Freedom's new direction -- Wilberforce -- Dawn and "Uncle Tom" -- Chatham -- Mary Ann Shadd and the Provincial Freeman -- Henry Bibb -- The Elgin Settlement and the Buxton Mission -- Niagara region -- Detroit frontier -- The Civil War and reconstruction years
Control code
2006046304
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 272 p.
Isbn
9780385514316
Lccn
2006046304
Other physical details
ill.
Label
From midnight to dawn : the last tracks of the underground railroad, Jacqueline Tobin with Hettie Jones
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-264) and index
Contents
"One more river to cross" -- Freedom's new direction -- Wilberforce -- Dawn and "Uncle Tom" -- Chatham -- Mary Ann Shadd and the Provincial Freeman -- Henry Bibb -- The Elgin Settlement and the Buxton Mission -- Niagara region -- Detroit frontier -- The Civil War and reconstruction years
Control code
2006046304
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 272 p.
Isbn
9780385514316
Lccn
2006046304
Other physical details
ill.

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