The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure

The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure

by Allison Lassieur

Hardcover(Library Binding - Revised)

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Starting in colonial times, thousands of African people were kidnapped and brought to the United States, where they were enslaved. Those who escaped were often caught, and, if so, treated harshly, or even killed, as were those who tried to help them escape. But that didn’t stop brave people from trying. By the 1850s an escape method dubbed the Underground Railroad was in full swing. Though it wasn’t a railroad, but a network of people helping enslaved people escape to the northern United States and Canada, it used railroad terms such as conductor and station. Imagine you were an enslaved person in the 1850s, desperate to escape to freedom, or a helper on the railroad, taking great risks so others could escape to freedom. The Underground Railroad lets you choose a path … to freedom or capture and, perhaps, death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515742975
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: You Choose: History Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Allison Lassieur has written more than 100 books on many topics, including history, biography, science, and current events. She has also written fiction novels and short stories, puzzles, and activities. When she isn't busy writing, Allison enjoys knitting, spinning, and reading good novels. Allison lives in Trenton, Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and a houseful of pets.

Table of Contents

About Your Adventure 5

Chapter 1 The Slavery Question 7

Chapter 2 Running to Freedom 13

Chapter 3 Slave Catcher: On the Hunt 43

Chapter 4 The Abolitionists' Story 75

Chapter 5 The End of the Underground Railroad 101

Time Line 106

Other Paths to Explore 108

Read More 109

Internet Sites 109

Glossary 110

Bibliography 111

Index 112

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The Underground Railroad: An Interactive History Adventure 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Mags13 More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed in this book. Some of the links wouldn't connect, thus I had to go back. Can I get a refund?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Next book over to the right. The name is huricane katrina
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This is an excellent opportunity for children to see both sides of the historical events making them more engaging and entertaining. Choices allow students to dictate the "path" of their education and adventure. I even had fun reading the book.