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Places of the Underground Railroad

a geographical guide

by Tom Calarco

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by Greenwood in Santa Barbara, Calif .
Written in


Edition Notes

StatementTom Calarco ; with Cynthia Vogel [et al.].
ContributionsVogel, Cynthia
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE450 .C39 2011
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Paginationxxix, 422p.
Number of Pages452
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24538890M
ISBN 109780313381461, 9780313381478
LC Control Number2010025116

Places of the Underground Railroad A Geographical Guide (Book): Calarco, Tom: This up-to-date compilation details the most significant stops along the Underground Railroad. Places of the Underground Railroad: A Geographical Guide presents an overview of the various sites that comprised this unique road to freedom, with entries chosen to represent all regions of the United States and Canada. About The Underground Railroad. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave’s adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an.

Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" has been a runaway success. The author talks about racism, writing and Barry Jenkins directing the television series based on his novel. Sell Caesar's crafts. Has underground railroad contacts. Edward: White boy who attacked Cora. Killed. Pot: Another white boy who attacked Cora. Lumbly: Station agent on the underground railroad. Ridgeway: Arnold: A blacksmith and a patroller. Tom: Bird: Ridgeway's saloon partner. A half-breed. Chandler: Arnold's son.

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Where most works on the Underground Railroad focus on the people involved, this unique guide explores the intricacies of Cited by: 1. Places of the Underground Railroad: A Geographical Guide presents an overview of the various sites that comprised this unique road to freedom, with entries chosen to represent all regions of the United States and Canada.

Where most works on the Underground Railroad focus on the people involved, this unique guide explores the intricacies of travel that allowed the4/5.

The Underground Railroad was a network of people, African American as well as white, offering shelter and aid to escaped slaves from the South. It developed as a. This up-to-date compilation details the most significant stops along the Underground Railroad.

Places of the Underground Railroad: A Geographical Guide presents an overview of the various sites that comprised this unique road to freedom, with entries chosen to represent all regions of the United States and Canada.

Where most works on the Underground Railroad focus on the people Places of the Underground Railroad book. The Underground Railroad: an encyclopedia of people, places, and operations User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This meticulously researched set uncovers the purposefully secretive network of figures, families, routes, events, and concepts related to slave liberation.5/5(1).

(shelved 3 times as underground-railroad) avg rating — 3, ratings — published Want to Read saving. The Underground Railroad provided the means by which an enslaved person could reach his/ her dream of freedom and all the possibilities that came with it. The “Underground Railroad” is not actually a train operating along hidden railroad tracks.

Instead, it refers to an idea. The Underground Railroad refers to the efforts of enslaved Afri. A part of the legendary Underground Railroad for fleeing slaves of pre-Civil War days, this registered National Historic Landmark is a Federal style brick home built in The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations - Kindle edition by Snodgrass, Mary Ellen.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations/5(4). Places of the Underground Railroad: A Geographical Guide presents an overview of the various sites that comprised this unique road to freedom, with entries chosen to represent all regions of the United States and Canada.

Where most works on the Underground Railroad focus on the people involved, this unique guide explores the intricacies of travel that allowed the "conductors" to carry out. "The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations" explores the people, places, writings, laws, and organizations that made this network possible.

More than 1, entries detail the families and personalities involved in the operation, and sidebars extract primary source materials for longer by: 2. The underground railroad is not, in Whitehead’s novel, the secret network of passageways and safe houses used by runaway slaves to reach the.

The Underground Railroad is an example of a neo-slave narrative, a term coined by Ishmael Reed that refers to a work of literature written in the contemporary era that is set during the slavery era and tells the story from the perspective of enslaved characters.

Other examples of neo-slave narratives include Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Marlon James’ The Book of. Cora is the heroine of The Underground Railroad. She was born on Randall plantation in Georgia to her mother Mabel, and she never knew her father, Grayson, who died before she was (read full character analysis) Caesar is an enslaved man who lives on Randall and invites Cora to run away with him.

Born in Virginia to Lily Jane and Jerome. Underground Railroad and the materials presented in this booklet. After carefully reading through the information, test your knowledge of the Underground Railroad. There are many activities throughout the book.

When you are done, ask yourself what you have learned about the people, places, and. The three most important aspects of The Underground Railroad: First, The Underground Railroad is unique because of its realistic blend of historical fiction and fantasy.

Although what historians now call “the Underground Railroad” happened above ground and rarely involved trains, this book imagines the underground railroad as an actual.

The Underground Railroad is a term for the covert network of people and places that assisted fugitive slaves as they escaped from slavery in the South. Most widespread during the three decades prior to the Civil War, this activity primarily took place in the regions bordering slave states, with the Ohio River being the center of much of the.

The city of Westfield was a prominent stop along the Underground Railroad. Several private homes were used to house runaway slaves and still contain the hiding places and secret doors that residents would use to keep escaped slaves hidden and safe.

While these homes are privately owned, you can learn more about them at the Westfield Washington Author: Courtney Johnston. The Abyssinian Meeting House in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood of Portland is the only Underground Railroad site in Maine recognized by the National Park nd became a northern hub of the Underground Railroad because of its easy access by rail and sea.

The meeting house, built inbecame a religious, educational and cultural center for Portland’s African-American community. Underground Railroad, in the United States, a system existing in the Northern states before the Civil War by which escaped slaves from the South were secretly helped by sympathetic Northerners, in defiance of the Fugitive Slave Acts, to reach places of safety in the North or in neither underground nor a railroad, it was thus named because its activities had to be carried out in.

The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Whitehead, Colson. The Underground Railroad. First edition. Doubleday, The story’s main narrative, set in the Southern United States during the slavery era (the early ’s), is introduced and occasionally interrupted.The Underground Railroad is not a real train, you know?

It's a fascinating period of history and mystery filled with legend and lore. Come along for the ride of a lifetime through this incredible tale of a time when heroes could be found in the most unlikely places.

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Colson Whitehead about his new book, The Underground Railroad, in which slaves ride a a real railroad through time to see racism in different eras.