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The Resource The amazing Underground Railroad, Kem Knapp Sawyer

The amazing Underground Railroad, Kem Knapp Sawyer

Label
The amazing Underground Railroad
Title
The amazing Underground Railroad
Statement of responsibility
Kem Knapp Sawyer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thousands of African Americans escaped from slavery in the South along what became known as "The Underground Railroad." The railroad provided a secret way to transport slaves to freedom in the Northern states
Member of
Review
(The following is a combined review for The California Gold Rush; The Secret of the Manhattan Project; The Amazing Underground Railroad; The Legend of the Alamo; Surviving the Oregon Trail; The Incredible Transcontinental Railroad; and ) Gr 5 – 8 — Updated versions of the publisher's "In American History" series, these titles are characterized by solid research, dramatic details, and an accessible and attractive format. Each volume opens with a vivifying vignette: a foghorn sounding in a Buffalo, NY, harbor as three fugitive slaves enter the final leg of their journey to freedom, a man with gold fever whistling "Yankee Doodle" as he pushes a wheelbarrow full of his belongings westward. The volumes then transition into chapters that relay historical information, including facts about the political and social climate of the time, with excitement. These revisions consist mainly of improving the color quality and increasing the number of photographs, maps, and ephemera. Thorough and engaging, they are representative of what lively writing and clean, clear presentation can do to add oomph to history lessons.—Jennifer Prince, Buncombe County Public Libraries, NC --Jennifer Prince (Reviewed April 1, 2012) (School Library Journal, vol 58, issue 04, p182)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10117382
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sawyer, Kem Knapp
Dewey number
973.7/115
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1170L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
E450
LC item number
.S28 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 9
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Stories in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
  • Underground Rairoad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Antislavery movements
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The amazing Underground Railroad, Kem Knapp Sawyer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The escape -- Living in slavery -- The flight -- The fugitives -- Famous conductors -- On trial -- The promised land
Control code
952903
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780766039513
Lccn
2011020379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps;
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780766039513
Label
The amazing Underground Railroad, Kem Knapp Sawyer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 124) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The escape -- Living in slavery -- The flight -- The fugitives -- Famous conductors -- On trial -- The promised land
Control code
952903
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9780766039513
Lccn
2011020379
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps;
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780766039513

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