Underground to Canada

Grade level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s.

Author: Barbara Smucker

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0141306866

Category: Canadian fiction

Page: 142

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Grade level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s.

Runaway to Freedom

Two young slave girls escape from a plantation in Mississippi and wind a hazardous route toward freedom in Canada via the Underground Railroad.

Author: Barbara Smucker

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780064401067

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Two young slave girls escape from a plantation in Mississippi and wind a hazardous route toward freedom in Canada via the Underground Railroad.

Underground to Canada Lit Link Gr 4 6

She befriends Liza, a girl who is badly crippled from her beatings, and the two
decide to escape to a country they've heard about where slaves are free: Canada
. When a white man from Canada arrives and secretly gives them information ...

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Publisher: On The Mark Press

ISBN: 9781770722576

Category: Education

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Underground to Canada Literature Kit Gr 5 6

Who benefited from this Act? Why? Who passed this Act? How valid is this Act in
today's world? How different were Canada and the United States on slavery as
compared to where they stand today? NAME: Underground to Canada ...

Author: Marie-Helen Goyetche

Publisher: Classroom Complete Press

ISBN: 9781553198789

Category: Education

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In this State Standards-aligned Literature Kit™, we divide the novel by chapters or sections and feature reading comprehension and vocabulary questions. In every chapter, we include Before You Read and After You Read questions. The Before You Read activities prepare students for reading by setting a purpose for reading. They stimulate background knowledge and experience, and guide students to make connections between what they know and what they will learn. The After You Read activities check students' comprehension and extend their learning. Students are asked to give thoughtful consideration of the text through creative and evaluative short-answer questions and journal prompts. Also included are writing tasks, graphic organizers, comprehension quiz, test prep, word search, and crossword to further develop students' critical thinking and writing skills, and analysis of the text. About the Novel: A sensitive and dramatic story about a young girls escape from slavery. Julilly is taken away from her mammy by a ruthless slave trader and is sold to the Riley Plantation. Sims oversees all the slaves and is very abusive toward them. If the slaves don’t produce, obey rules or try to run away, he will whip them as punishment. She longs for the day when her and her friend Liza are free and can live in peace. Julilly meets a young Canadian ornithologist named Alexander Ross that helps 4 slaves escape through the Underground Railroad north to Canada. Julilly, her new found friend Liza, Lester and Adam travel following the North Star to freedom. All of our content is aligned to your State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! is an independently produced
companion work to the Parks Canada experiential theatre exhibit, “The
Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom!” Although the exhibit evolved over a
period of ...

Author: Adrienne Shadd

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781770704374

Category: History

Page: 104

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"The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! stands out as an engaging and highly readable account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800s. Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper and Karolyn Smardz Frost offer many helpful points of entry for readers learning for the first time about Black history in Canada. They also give surprising and detailed information to enrich the understanding of people already passionate about this neglected aspect of our own past." - Lawrence Hill, Writer The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto!, a richly illustrated book, examines the urban connection of the clandestine system of secret routes, safe houses and "conductors." Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it also explores what happened to them after they arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show "The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom!" at the Royal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplored chapter in Toronto's history.

Gateway to Freedom

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner tells the story of how, between 1830 and 1860, three remarkable men from New York city - a journalist, a furniture polisher, and a black minister - led a secret network that helped no fewer than 3 ...

Author: Eric Foner

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780198737902

Category: Antislavery movements

Page: 320

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner tells the story of how, between 1830 and 1860, three remarkable men from New York city - a journalist, a furniture polisher, and a black minister - led a secret network that helped no fewer than 3,000 fugitive slaves from the southern states of America to a new life of liberty in Canada.

Life on the Underground Railroad

Describes what it was like to be involved in the Underground Railroad, discussing life on the run, the lives of the trackers, conductors, and stationmasters, and the building of new lives in Canada.

Author: Stuart A. Kallen

Publisher: Greenhaven Press

ISBN: 1560066679

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Describes what it was like to be involved in the Underground Railroad, discussing life on the run, the lives of the trackers, conductors, and stationmasters, and the building of new lives in Canada.

The Underground Railroad

Full of true stories more dramatic than any fiction, The Underground Railroad: A Reference Guide offers a fresh, revealing look at the efforts of hundreds of dedicated persons--white and black, men and women, from all walks of life--to help ...

Author: Kerry S. Walters

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598846478

Category: History

Page: 223

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Full of true stories more dramatic than any fiction, The Underground Railroad: A Reference Guide offers a fresh, revealing look at the efforts of hundreds of dedicated persons—white and black, men and women, from all walks of life—to help slave fugitives find freedom in the decades leading up to the Civil War. * Original documents, from key legislation like The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 to first-person narratives of escaping slaves * Biographical sketches of key figures involved in the Underground Railroad, including Levi Coffin, William Lloyd Garrison, Robert Purvis, and Mary Ann Shadd

Underground Railroad in New Jersey and New York

Maps of the major escape routes. Identifies houses and sites where slaves found refuge. Chapter on Canada discusses the final destination.

Author: William J. Switala

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811732584

Category: History

Page: 182

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Maps of the major escape routes. Identifies houses and sites where slaves found refuge. Chapter on Canada discusses the final destination.

The Underground Railroad

Discusses the development of the Underground Railroad used by escaped slaves to travel north to freedom. Also discusses the challenges faced by these Black settlers after reaching Canada.

Author: Rachel Seigel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1773085778

Category:

Page: 32

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Flying Free

In 1858, nine-year-old Corey Birdsong and his family, fugitive slaves from Kentucky, build a new life in Amherstburg, Canada, while still hoping to help those they left behind. Simultaneous.

Author: Sharon Dennis Wyeth

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439369084

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 103

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In 1858, nine-year-old Corey Birdsong and his family, fugitive slaves from Kentucky, build a new life in Amherstburg, Canada, while still hoping to help those they left behind. Simultaneous.

The Underground Railroad for Kids

An activity book portrays the heroic struggles of the thousands of slaves who sought freedom through the Underground Railroad, as well as the abolitionists, free blacks, and former slaves who helped them along the way.

Author: Mary Kay Carson

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781556525544

Category: Education

Page: 164

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An activity book portrays the heroic struggles of the thousands of slaves who sought freedom through the Underground Railroad, as well as the abolitionists, free blacks, and former slaves who helped them along the way.

A Desperate Road to Freedom

A riveting tale of a brave family's last bid for freedom, and the price they pay to find it.

Author: Karleen Bradford

Publisher: Scholastic Canada

ISBN: 0545996198

Category: Canada

Page: 224

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A riveting tale of a brave family's last bid for freedom, and the price they pay to find it. Julia May and her family have done the unthinkable. They have fled from their life of slavery on a tobacco plantation in Virginia, and are making their way north, on foot, where they have heard that slaves can live free. Their story, told through Julia May's journal entries, is gruelling. Their journey takes them through swamps, travelling by night and hiding by day. It is a harrowing, terrifying experience, but determination to find a new life in Canada keeps them going. The diary that Julia May keeps is another act of bravery. Learning to read and write alongside her mistress at the plantation was her own secret, and strictly forbidden for a slave girl. Now as she records her fears and the extraordinary things she sees during her journey, she is deeply afraid that she'll be found out and suffer the consequences. But her journal keeps her going through the hard times until they are finally free. Readers will be moved as they follow her family's trek north . . . but even here old prejudices die hard.

Places of the Underground Railroad A Geographical Guide

This up-to-date compilation details the most significant stops along the Underground Railroad. • Approximately 75 A–Z entries cover the most significant stations on the Underground Railroad • Illustrations and maps help readers ...

Author: Tom Calarco

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313381478

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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This up-to-date compilation details the most significant stops along the Underground Railroad. • Approximately 75 A–Z entries cover the most significant stations on the Underground Railroad • Illustrations and maps help readers envision routes and strategies of railroad "conductors" • Interactive sidebars offer a firsthand glimpse into the arduous nature of Underground Railroad journeys, the decisions made, and the plans involved • Primary source letters and diary entries detail actual incidents that took place • A chronology includes important events related to the Underground Railroad from the Colonial Period to the Civil War • Suggested reading sections after each entry and a general print and nonprint bibliography act as a guide for further research

I Came as a Stranger

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 ...

Author: Bryan Prince

Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)

ISBN: 0887766676

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International’s Best Book Award – Social Studies, Grades 7-12 Winner of 2005 Children’s Nautilus Book Awards (Non-fiction) 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, difficult circumstances. In I Came as a Stranger, Bryan Prince, a descendent of slaves, describes the people who made their way to Canada and the life that awaited them. From Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Dresden, Ontario to Harriet Tubman’s Canadian base of operations in St. Catharines, the communities founded by former slaves soon produced businessmen, educators, and writers. Yet danger was present in the form of bounty hunters and prejudice. Complemented by archival photos, I Came as a Stranger is an important addition to North American history.

Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad

This volume contains a multitude of wonderful stories that weave together a picture of life in the South in the 1800s and the fear and courage of those that participated in helping thousands of people escape slavery.

Author: Eber M. Pettit

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044010375418

Category: HISTORY

Page: 174

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This volume contains a multitude of wonderful stories that weave together a picture of life in the South in the 1800s and the fear and courage of those that participated in helping thousands of people escape slavery. The work also includes chapters on the politics of the time, and the oft-times contradictory laws that were passed.

The Underground Railroad

In this book L.D. Cross recounts the harrowing experiences of many including Harriet Tubman, a slave who escaped and later helped many others to do so and Alexander Ross a white doctor and ornithologist from London, Ontario who travelled ...

Author: L.D. Cross

Publisher: Lorimer

ISBN: 155277581X

Category: History

Page: 144

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Slavery existed throughout the western Hemisphere, but after its abolition in the British empire it persisted for decades in much of the U.S. Even in states where slavery was illegal, slaves were subject to capture and return to their owners. The only sure escape was to cross the border into Canada. The Underground Railway was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses, an organized escape route run by blacks and whites who opposed slavery and who helped black Americans find freedom in Canada. They arrived at points as far east as Nova Scotia and as far west as British Columbia, but the vast majority landed in southwestern Ontario. In this book L.D. Cross recounts the harrowing experiences of many including Harriet Tubman, a slave who escaped and later helped many others to do so and Alexander Ross a white doctor and ornithologist from London, Ontario who travelled many times to southern plantations to 'study birds' and to surreptitiously hand out information re the secret routes leading to freedom in the north.

The Underground Railroad

Examines the events and key figures behind the formation and operation of the Underground Railroad, the secretive and illegal organization that helped American slaves escape to freedom in the northern United States and Canada.

Author: Philip Wolny

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 082394008X

Category: History

Page: 64

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Examines the events and key figures behind the formation and operation of the Underground Railroad, the secretive and illegal organization that helped American slaves escape to freedom in the northern United States and Canada.

The Underground Railroad

First-hand accounts of daring escapes to freedom by way of the underground railroad.

Author: Charles L. Blockson

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: PSU:000017868631

Category: Fugitive slaves

Page: 290

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First-hand accounts of daring escapes to freedom by way of the underground railroad.