Undergroud Railroad Primary Sources by Carole Marsh. Coyright Carole Marsh/Gallopade International.
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20 Primary Sources! We dug through the archives so you don't have to!
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Primary Sources includes: Historical Documents, Maps, Photographs and Political Cartoons
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The 20 documents in the Underground Railroad Primary Sources Packs are:
1. Photograph of abolitionist William Jackson and his family - their home was a station on the Underground Railroad in Newton, Massachusetts - 1846
2. Broadside offering a $200 reward for escaped slaves - 1847
3. Lithograph titled Effects of the Fugitive-Slave-Law depicts four black men ambushed in a cornfield by a posse of armed white men - 1850
4. Lithograph titled The Resurrection of Henry Box Brown at Philadelphia - Brown was a slave who escaped by being mailed from Virginia to Philadelphia in a wooden crate - 1850
5. Poster advising African Americans in Boston to watch out for policemen acting as slave catchers - 1851
6. Title page of anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1852
7. Portrait of fugitive slave Anthony Burns - his arrest and trial under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 started riots and protests in Boston - 1854
8. Photograph of John Brown - abolitionist and conductor on the Underground Railroad - photo 1859
9. Lyrics for Song of the Free - describes a slave fleeing to Canada - sung to the tune of Oh! Susanna - circa 1860
10. Map of the United States in 1861, showing the divide between the northern and southern states
11. Painting titled A Ride for Liberty -The Fugitive Slaves, by Eastman Johnson - 1862
12. Photograph of Harriet Tubman - conductor on the Underground Railroad who helped free more than 70 people from slavery - circa 1870
13. Excerpt from book written by free-born African American abolitionist William Still - The Underground Rail Road - 1872
14. Excerpt from autobiography of abolitionist Levi Coffin, Reminiscences of Levi Coffin - 1876
15. Photograph of abolitionist Frederick Douglass - helped move Underground Railroad passengers from Rochester, New York, to Canada - photo circa 1879
16. Painting titled The Underground Railroad by Charles T. Webber - 1893
17. Photograph taken inside abolitionist John Rankin's house in Ohio, important station on the Underground Railroad - shows steps leading down to the shoreline of the Ohio River - photo taken 2005
18. Photograph of the Underground Railroad Monument in Windsor, Canada - Canada was the ultimate destination for many runaway slaves - photo taken 2005
19. Photograph of Erastus Farnham House near Fremont, Indiana, stop on the Underground Railroad - its cupola served as a lookout point - photo taken 2006
20. Photograph of Indiana home of abolitionist Levi Coffin - house often called the "Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad" - photo taken 2012
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