Freedom Roads

Freedom Roads

Searching for the Underground Railroad

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Baker & Taylor
Shows how archaeologists and historians sift through root cellars, study songs and quilts, and use the latest technology to reconstruct the Underground Railroad, offering a look at the escape routes used by American slaves.

Perseus Publishing
The Underground Railroad was meant to be a set of secret pathways, and its traces have been obscured by time. But Joyce Hansen and Gary McGowan, who won a Coretta Scott King Honor for their previous book, show how archaeologists and historians sift through corn cobs and root cellars, study songs and quilts, and use the latest technology to reconstruct those heroic journeys. Freedom Roads offers both a fresh look at the escape routes from slavery and an introduction to the tools, methods, and insights of archaeology, anthropology, and historical conservation. Here is a modern-day detective story that uncovers the traces of a time in American history when courageous slaves and idealistic abolitionists defied the law and saved lives.


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& Taylor

Shows how archaeologists and historians sift through corn cobs and root cellars, study songs and quilts, and use the latest technology to reconstruct the secret Underground Railroad, offering a fresh look at the escape routes used by American slaves.

Publisher: Chicago : Cricket Books, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780812626735
0812626737
Branch Call Number: TEEN 973.7 HAN
Characteristics: xi, 164 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: McGowan, Gary

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Hansen and McGowan explore many kinds of evidence to unearth the history of the Underground Railroad, including information in laws, ships’ logs and other written sources, as well as artifacts from archaeological digs and other physical evidence.

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