Famous Fighters

Famous Fighters

by Wayne L. Wilson

Hardcover(Library Binding)



Most of the people who worked on the Underground Railroad were not well-known, but many stood out and became famous. The workers came from different races, occupations, and all walks of life. Some spread the word about the injustice of slavery through writing or lectures. Some volunteered behind the scenes, sewing clothes and donating goods to help the runaways. Others risked their lives daily, leading fugitives through swamps and forests and past slave catchers to freedom. Those who were caught were fined, jailed, or even executed. But they did not give up until freedom was won for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624692130
Publisher: Purple Toad Pub Inc
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Avenging Angel 4

Chapter 1 Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People 8

Pass Codes and Disguises 13

Chapter 2 Levi Coffin: President of the Underground Railroad… 14

Harriet Beecher Stowe and Uncle Tom's Cabin 19

Chapter 3 Frederick Douglass: Freedom Fighter 20

David Ruggles: A Friend to the Runaway 25

Chapter 4 William Still: Father of the Underground Railroadv… 26

The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 31

Chapter 5 Workers on the Underground Railroad 32

"Friends" of the Underground Railroad 37

Conclusion: John Brown's Holy War 38

Chronology 40

Chapter Notes 41

Find Out More 43

Books 43

Works Consulted 43

On the Internet 45

Glossary 46

Index 48

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