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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)


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Titel: I Came as a Stranger: The Underground Railroad
Autor/en: Bryan Prince

ISBN: 0887766676
EAN: 9780887766671
Empfohlen ab 10 Jahre.
Sprache: Englisch.
TUNDRA BOOKS INC

Februar 2004 - kartoniert - 160 Seiten

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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.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction
Human Cargo, Human Wares
Oppression and Injustice
Cruelty and Kindness
Turbulent Times
Emancipation throughout the
Setting Out for the Unknown
The Kindness of Strangers
Some Names Not Forgotten
Desperate Measures
Hard Times in a Hard Land
Learning to Live in Liberty
Tracing Their Steps Today
Timeline
Acknowledgments
Suggested Reading
Source Notes
Picture Sources
Index

Portrait

Bryan Prince is a descendent of slaves who came to Canada prior to the American Civil War. He is a farmer with a profound interest in the history of the Underground Railroad - particularly in the Canadian involvement. He is actively involved with the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum, as well as with several other organizations in Ontario and the United States that focus on that period of history. He has spent thousands of hours researching, writing, and lecturing on this topic over a period of nearly 25 years. In 2002, he was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal for contributions to history. He lives with his wife and four children in Buxton, Ontario - a former fugitive slave settlement - and is the sixth generation of his family to do so.
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