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North Star to Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad

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In this fascinating and thorough account, Gena K. Gorrell movingly describes the history of the Underground Railroad, from the origins of slavery through the Civil War and beyond. She depicts the passage from Africa on desperately crowded slave ships, the station-by-station development of the powerful Railroad routes to the northern United States and Canada, and the immens ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Turtleback Books (first published 1997)
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Lorraine Montgomery
This is a great book that details a brief history of slavery in early times to the beginning of massive transportation of slaves by ship by the Portuguese in the 1500s, to the present, with emphasis on the life of the slaves in North America including Canada, which is often overlooked and less known.

The foreward by Rosemary Brown (1930 - 2003), a Jamaican-born Canadian politician who was the first black woman ever to run for the leadership of a federal political party, finishing a strong second
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A good overall review of the history of slavery in North America.
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