"The Underground Railroad was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th century Black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists who were sympathetic to their cause. The term is also applied to the abolitionists who aided the fugitives. Other routes led to Mexico or overseas.
The Underground Railroad was at its height between 1810 and 1850, with over 30,000 people escaping enslavement (mainly to Canada) via the network, though US Census figures only account for 6,000."
Related category: Black, Asian & Other Diasporas
Related booklists: Slavery & the Slave Trade, Black American History, Slavery & Slave Trade - Books for Children, Slavery and The Slave Trade in Fiction and Poetry,
Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 4 books in this booklist
£8.99 paperback (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780708898406 | ISBN 10: 0708898408
From prize-winning, bestselling author Colson Whitehead, a magnificent, wrenching, thrilling tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016 ... moreView book details
£13.95 paperback (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780811732581 | ISBN 10: 0811732584
This book tells the story of the network that guided escaped slaves to freedom, its operation, its important figures, and its specific history in New York and New Jersey. It pinpoints major routes in the states, with maps and information for locating ... moreView book details
£11.99 paperback (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780828320849 | ISBN 10: 0828320845
The Rankin family helped to bring over 2000 slaves to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Discover their world through the eyes of Adam, the oldest of the Rankin children. ... moreView book details
£13.95 paperback (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780811731430 | ISBN 10: 081173143x
This book presents detailed maps that trace the routes runaway slaves followed. It explores the impact of geography, transportation, free blacks, and members of religious congregations on the Underground Railroad. Switala focuses on the escaped-slave ... moreView book details