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I Came as a Stranger: The Underground Railroad

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Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians Internationals Best Book Award - Social Studies, Grades 7-12

Winner of 2005 Childrens 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 Toms Cabin in Dresden, Ontario to Harriet Tubmans 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.

About the Author

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 Queens 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.

Table of Contents

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780887766671
Author:
Prince, Bryan
Publisher:
Tundra Books (NY)
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
History - United States/19th Century
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - History - General
Subject:
Fugitive slaves
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Underground railroad
Subject:
Black Canadians
Subject:
History - Canada - Post-Confederation (1867-)
Subject:
People & Places - United States - African-American
Subject:
History
Subject:
Fugitive slaves -- United States.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no 02-02
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.41 in 0.7188 lb
Age Level:
09-12

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