Carole Marsh Mystery Series
Real Kids! Real Places!
The Mystery on the Underground Railroad
One secret quilt, two magic johnnycakes, three wishes for good luck, tons of trouble and seconds to escape! The Underground Railroad is not a real train, you know? It's a fascinating period of history and mystery filled with legend and lore. Come along for the ride of a lifetime through this incredible tale of a time when heroes could be found in the most unlikely places. From the Deep South all the way to the North, things aren't what they seem. Secrets are essential. Keep a sharp eye! Help the next one along. Be brave! Courage is the ticket to freedom. Can you "Read" a quilt? Come along with me, and I'll tell you all about it.
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The Underground Railroad - Definition - Origins • Vocabulary (conductors, passengers, stations, etc.) • Use of constellations • Location of stations • Details of how, why, and when conductors moved passengers • Use of quilts and symbols • Harriet Tubman • Friendship Road • Statistics • Conditions along the journey north • William Still, a conductor, escaped slave, author • Thomas Garrett and his work as a conductor • Definition of abolitionists • Beginnings of slavery • Typical life of slaves • Slave auctions • Plantation life • Emancipation Proclamation • Quakers as abolitionists • Resting trees • USS Constellation • History of the Liberty Bell • Thomas Garrett and his work as a conductor • Definition of abolitionists • Beginnings of slavery • Typical life of slaves • Slave auctions • Plantation life • Emancipation Proclamation • Quakers as abolitionists • Resting trees • USS Constellation • His Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA.
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