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What Was the Underground Railroad?
Penguin Random House
All aboard the Underground Railroad!--a railroad without tracks and trains, where the "passengers" were slaves escaping to freedom in the North!
No one knows where the termUnderground Railroadcame from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!