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People of the Underground Railroad : a biographical dictionary /

Main Author: Calarco, Tom, 1947-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008
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Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Among this work's 100 profiles are in-depth treatments of many prominent figures such as Gerrit Smith, Frederick Douglass, and Lucretia Mott. Shorter entries present information about lesser-known individuals such as fugitive slave Aunt Rachel, whose remarkable story is known through Levi Coffin's Reminiscences. Each article ends with suggested readings. There is a fair representation of race and gender among those profiled. The volume has a textbooklike appearance, with occasional sidebars and a black-and-white photograph every few pages. Helpful cross-references demonstrate the connections among individuals involved with the Underground Railroad. Useful back matter includes entry lists arranged alphabetically, geographically, and by the role the individual played in the movement, and state and general indexes. This is not an essential purchase, but it will be valuable where the Underground Railroad is studied in detail.-Patricia N. McClune, Conestoga Valley High School, Lancaster, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.