The Underground Railroad by Raymond Bial

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By ones, twos, and threes, in the years before the Civil War thousands of enslaved people slipped through the night on their way to freedom, riding the Underground Railroad. Hidden and hunted, the escape of southern slaves to the North remains a compelling event in American history. Within the pages of this book are documented, in prose and elegantly articulate photographs, examples of "stations" on the Railroad, along with images of the routes, lives, and hardships of both the "passengers" and "conductors."
 

About Raymond Bial

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Raymond Bial is an acclaimed photoessayist for children. Four of his books were chosen as Notable Books in the Field of Social Studies by the NCSS. He lives in Urbana, Illinois, with his wife and children.
 
Published September 27, 1999 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 48 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Advantageously reproducing first-hand accounts and Bial's arresting photographs, said PW in a starred review, the book's most impressive quality is the way it encourages readers to put themselve

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Clear, ambient photos of the stations of the Underground Railroad, slave housing and artifacts (e.g., a slave's worn-out wooden shoes;

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""Advantageously reproducing first-hand accounts and Bial's arresting photographs,"" said PW in a starred review, ""the book's most impressive quality is the way it encourages readers to put themselves in the place of the slaves and those who helped them escape."" Ages 8-12.

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