Slavery in the South was a dark chapter in American history. Yet in this desperate time, a shining light of hope emerged from the darkness—the Underground Railroad! The Underground Railroad was not powered by noisy, dirty steam engines, but by the hearts, minds, and hands of Americans. This network of courageous men and women, safe houses, and secret messages moved close to 100,000 slaves to freedom in the first art of the 19th century. The stories of the Underground Railroad are full of suspense, compassion, and amazing determination. Meet Harriet Tubman, the ''Moses'' of her people! Meet ''Box'' Brown, who shipped himself to freedom in a crate! Learn how slaves passed messages and used the stars to guide them! Find out which novel about slavery captured the attention of the entire world! Learn how this ''train to freedom'' changed our country forever!
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