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Born in Connecticut in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist, author, and playwright. Slavery was a major industry in the American South, and Stowe worked with the Underground Railroad to help escaped slaves head north towards freedom. The publication of her book, Uncle Toms Cabin, a scathing anti-slavery novel, fanned the flames that started the Civil War. The books emotional portrayal of the impact of slavery captured the nations attention. A best-seller in its time, Uncle Toms Cabin sealed Harriet Beecher Stowes reputations as one of the most influential anti-slavery voices in US history.
As the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically the first President to be assassinated. This biography contains more than 100 illustrations and a map.
No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!
Born to a family of farmers, Lincoln stood out from an early age—literally! (He was six feet four inches tall.) As sixteenth President of the United States, he guided the nation through the Civil War and saw the abolition of slavery. But Lincoln was tragically shot one night at Fords Theater—the first President to be assassinated. Over 100 black-and-white illustrations and maps are included.
About the Author
Janet Pascal, author of many YA biographies and Vikings senior copyeditor, lives in New York, New York. John OBrien lives in Delaran, New Jersey. Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
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