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Elementary: From Slavery to Freedom

Posted by Natalie Bernstein on April 8, 2008

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    Bound for the North Star

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    Bound for the North Star : true stories of fugitive slaves

    Fradin, Dennis B.

    Twelve true accounts of slaves who escaped to freedom from slavery in the American South before the Civil War.

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    Abolitionists

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    Abolitionists : a force for change

    De Capua, Sarah.

    Briefly describes the accomplishments of American abolitionists from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries as they struggled to end slavery.

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    Juneteenth

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    Juneteenth : freedom day

    Branch, Muriel Miller.

    Discusses the origin and present-day celebration of Juneteenth, a holiday marking the day Texan slaves realized they were free.

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    Juneteenth

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    Juneteenth

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Describes Juneteenth, which commemorates June 19, 1865, the day when the slaves in Texas learned that they had been liberated.

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    Black stars of Civil War times

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    Black stars of Civil War times

    Profiles twenty-three important African-Americans from the Civil War period, including Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglas, and Harriet Tubman.

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    The underground railroad

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    The underground railroad

    Bial, Raymond.

    Text and pictures present the routes, lives, and hardships of runaway slaves on their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War.

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    The Emancipation Proclamation

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    CAR

    The Emancipation Proclamation

    Carey, Charles W.

    Discusses the reasons for Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation and its impact on the institution of slavery and on the course of the Civil War.

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    The Underground Railroad for kids

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    The Underground Railroad for kids : from slavery to freedom with 21 activities

    Carson, Mary Kay.

    Introduces students to the true stories of the men and women who helped slaves escape to freedom through the Underground Railroad from the late 1700s to the Civil War, with twenty-one activities to aid in learning.

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    Many thousand gone

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    Many thousand gone : African Americans from slavery to freedom

    Hamilton, Virginia.

    Recounts the journey of Black slaves to freedom via the underground railroad, an extended group of people who helped fugitive slaves in many ways.

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    Freedom river

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    Freedom river

    Rappaport, Doreen.

    Describes an incident in the life of John Parker, an ex-slave who became a successful businessman in Ripley, Ohio, and who repeatedly risked his life to help other slaves escape to freedom.

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    The Underground Railroad

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    The Underground Railroad

    Williams, Carla, 1965-

    Provides information about the Underground Railroad, a network of people in the U.S. who helped slaves escape to freedom; looks at the activities of some of the people who played significant roles in the fight to free the slaves; and explains the signals used to communicate with runaway slaves.

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    Meet Addy

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    Meet Addy : an American girl

    Porter, Connie Rose, 1959-

    Nine-year-old Addy Walker escapes from a cruel life of slavery to freedom during the Civil War.

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    North by night

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    North by night : a story of the Underground Railroad

    Ayres, Katherine.

    Presents the journal of a sixteen-year-old girl whose family operates a stop on the Underground Railroad.

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    One more valley, one more hill

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    One more valley, one more hill : the story of Aunt Clara Brown

    Lowery, Linda.

    Chronicles the life of the woman called Aunt Clara Brown, who was born into slavery and became a pioneer and entrepreneur, earning money to bring other former slaves to a new start in Colorado.

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    George Washington Carver

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    George Washington Carver

    Carey, Charles W.

    A biography of the man who was born a slave in Missouri and who overcame many hardships before going on to become a college professor known for his accomplishments in the field of agriculture.

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    I was born a slave

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    I was born a slave : the story of Harriet Jacobs

    Fleischner, Jennifer.

    Traces the life of a slave who suffered mistreatment from her master, spent years as a fugitive from slavery in North Carolina, and was eventually released to freedom with her children.

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    Isaac Johnson

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    JOHNSON

    Isaac Johnson : from slave to stonecutter

    Marston, Hope Irvin.

    The life of Isaac Johnson, a runaway slave who joined the Union Army and later became a stonecutter in Canada.

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    Mary Lincoln's dressmaker

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    KECKLEY

    Mary Lincoln's dressmaker : Elizabeth Keckley's remarkable rise from slave to White House confidante

    Rutberg, Becky.

    Relates the life of African-American Elizabeth Keckley who was born into slavery, purchased her freedom, and moved to Washington, D.C. where she became Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker and friend.

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    From slave to Civil War hero

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    From slave to Civil War hero : the life and times of Robert Smalls

    Cooper, Michael L.

    Tells of the experiences of Robert Smalls, the first slave to become a widely known Civil War hero.

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    My family shall be free!

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    My family shall be free! : the life of Peter Still

    Fradin, Dennis B.

    Shares the story of Peter Still, a boy left behind in slavery when his mother decided to flee north with her baby daughters in 1806; discussing how he was able to purchase his freedom after forty years in bondage, and telling about his risky attempts to win freedom for his wife and children.

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    Sojourner Truth

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    Sojourner Truth : ain't I a woman?

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    A biography of the former slave who became well-known as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

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    Sojourner Truth

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    Sojourner Truth

    Spinale, Laura, 1966-

    A biography of the former slave who dedicated her life to achieving equal rights for women and blacks.

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    Go free or die

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    Go free or die : a story about Harriet Tubman

    Ferris, Jeri.

    A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground Railroad.

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    Minty

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    TUBMAN

    Minty : a story of young Harriet Tubman

    Schroeder, Alan.

    Young Harriet Tubman, whose childhood name was Minty, dreams of escaping slavery on the Brodas plantation in the late 1820s.

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    Harriet Ross Tubman

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    Harriet Ross Tubman

    Troy, Don.

    A biography of the black woman whose cruel experiences as a slave in the South led her to seek freedom in the North for herself and for others through the Underground railroad.

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    Stealing freedom

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    CAR

    Stealing freedom

    Carbone, Elisa Lynn.

    A novel based on the events in the life of a young slave girl from Maryland who endures all kinds of mistreatment and cruelty, including being separated from her family, but who eventually escapes to freedom in Canada.

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    Sojourner Truth

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    Sojourner Truth : voice for freedom

    Kudlinski, Kathleen V.

    Chronicles the life of African-American activist and former slave Sojourner Truth, focusing on her early years.

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    Jump ship to freedom

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    Jump ship to freedom

    Collier, James Lincoln, 1928-

    By rights young Daniel Arabus and his mother, slaves in Captain Iver's house in Stratford, Conn., should be free. But the Captain refuses to honor their agreement and instead sells Daniel on board a ship to the West Indies.

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    Sound the jubilee

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    Sound the jubilee

    Forrester, Sandra.

    A slave and her family escape from their North Carolina plantation during the early part of the Civil War, finding refuge on Roanoke Island.

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    Which way freedom?

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    Which way freedom?

    Hansen, Joyce.

    Obi escapes from slavery during the Civil War, joins a black Union regiment and soon becomes involved in the bloody fighting at Fort Pillow, Tennessee.

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    True north

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    True north : a novel of the underground railroad

    Lasky, Kathryn.

    Because of the strong influence which her grandfather, an abolitionist, has in her life, fourteen-year-old Lucy assists a fugitive slave girl in her escape.

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    Let my people go

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    Let my people go : Bible stories told by a freeman of color to his daughter, Charlotte, in Charleston, South Carolina, 1806-1816

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    The daughter of a free black man who worked as a blacksmith in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1800s recalls the stories from the Bible that her father shared with her, relating them to the experiences of African Americans.

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    A picture of Freedom

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    MCK

    A picture of Freedom : the diary of Clotee, a slave girl, Belmont Plantation, Virginia, 1859

    McKissack, Pat, 1944-

    In 1859 twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.

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    Trouble don't last

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    Trouble don't last

    Pearsall, Shelley.

    Samuel, an eleven-year-old Kentucky slave, and Harrison, the elderly slave who helped raise him, attempt to escape to Canada via the Underground Railroad.

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    Silent thunder

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    PIN

    Silent thunder : a Civil War story

    Pinkney, Andrea Davis.

    In 1862 eleven-year-old Summer and her thirteen-year-old brother Rosco take turns describing how life on the quiet Virginia plantation where they are slaves is affected by the Civil War.

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    A school for Pompey Walker

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    A school for Pompey Walker

    Rosen, Michael J., 1954-

    At the dedication of a school named after him, an old former slave tells the story of his life and how, with the help of a white friend, he managed to save money to build a school for black children in Ohio by being repeatedly sold into slavery and escaping.

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    Seaward born

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    Seaward born

    Wait, Lea.

    In 1805, a thirteen-year-old slave and his friend make a dangerous escape from Charleston, S.C. and stowaway to head north toward freedom.

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    Barefoot

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    Barefoot : escape on the underground railroad

    Edwards, Pamela Duncan.

    In the forest, a group of animals help a runaway slave escape his pursuers.

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    Under the quilt of night

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    Under the quilt of night

    Hopkinson, Deborah.

    A young girl flees from the farm where she has been worked as a slave and uses the Underground Railroad to escape to freedom in the north.

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    Henry's freedom box

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    Henry's freedom box

    Levine, Ellen.

    A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.

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    Almost to freedom

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    Almost to freedom

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    Tells the story of a young girl's dramatic escape from slavery via the Underground Railroad, from the perspective of her beloved rag doll.

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    Night boat to freedom

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    Night boat to freedom

    Raven, Margot Theis.

    At the request of his fellow slave Granny Judith, Christmas John risks his life to take runaways across a river from Kentucky to Ohio. Based on slave narratives recorded in the 1930s.

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    The patchwork path

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    The patchwork path : a quilt map to freedom

    Stroud, Bettye, 1938-

    While her father leads her toward Canada and away from the plantation where they have been slaves, a young girl thinks of the quilt her mother used to teach her a code that will help guide them to freedom.

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    Follow the drinking gourd

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    Follow the drinking gourd

    Winter, Jeanette.

    By following the directions in a song, "The Drinking Gourd," taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada.

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    Show way

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    Show way

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    The making of "Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.

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