Underground Railroad 2013-2014

Aboard the Underground Railroad - http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/
Sposored by the National Park Service, provides a map and list of locations and people who assisted with the Underground Railroad.

 

Conductors

Underground Railroad- http://www.whispersofangels.com/secrets.html
Discover how conductors outwitted bounty hungers by scrolling down on this page.

Underground Railroad: A Pathway to Freedom - http://eiu.edu/eiutps/underground_railroad.php
Find out who conducters were and why they chose to help runaway slaves. Also read about the Fugitive Slave Act and how it impacted conductors and slaves.

Underground Railroad - http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USASunderground.htm
Many links are provided for information on people who assisted others on the Underground Railroad.

Awesome Stories - Famous Conductors - http://www.awesomestories.com/history/underground-railroad/famous-conduc...
A brief account of Harriet Tubman and other conductors.

 

Slaves

Life of a Slave -  http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0215469/life_of_a_slave.htm         Easier Reading
A brief description of a slave's life is provided here.

Slavery - http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAslavery.htm
This is a wonderful resource for slave accounts and information on the life of a slave.  Click on HOUSING to learn what housing was like on the plantation.  Click on FAMILY LIFE to learn how slave families were treated.

 

Station Masters

Levi Coffin House- http://www.waynet.org/levicoffin/default.htm
Links to more information are provided.

Kelton House Museum and Garden - http://www.keltonhouse.com/ugrrandkh.html
Information about a station house and the family that ran it is available on this page.

Hidden in Plain Site - http://pathways.thinkport.org/secrets/
This site provides information on secret signals and codes used for the Underground Railroad.

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Historical Fiction - Steal Away, Armstrong2.88 MB
Historical Fiction - Stealing South, Ayers2.09 MB
Historical Fiction - Freedom Crossing, Goff Clark2.26 MB
Non Fiction - Life on the Underground Railroad, Kallen8.2 MB