I Came As A Stranger: The Underground RailroadConsumers Rate this
- Number of Pages: 168
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Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International's Best Book Award – Social Studies, Grades 7-12Winner of 2005 Children's Nautilus Book Awards (Non-fiction) Prior to abolition in 1865, as a lot of as 40,000 men, women, and children made the perilous trip north to freedom in Canada with the support 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. In I Came as a Stranger, Bryan Prince, a descendent of slaves, describes the men and women who made their way to Canada along with the life that awaited them. ” The story in the Underground Railroad is 1 of suffering and of bravery, and is not only 1 of escape from slavery but of beginnings: of folks who carved out a new life for themselves in perilous, difficult circumstances. Catharines, the communities founded by former slaves soon produced businessmen, educators, and writers. Complemented by archival photos, I Came as a Stranger is an important addition to North American history. Yet danger was present inside the sort of bounty hunters and prejudice. From Uncle Tom's Cabin in Dresden, Ontario to Harriet Tubman's Canadian base of operations in St.
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