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“I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation...I am in earnest—I will not equivocate—I will not excuse—I will not retreat a single inch—AND I WILL BE HEARD.”

- William Lloyd Garrison,
The Liberator, 1831

Resources

Underground Railroad Websites
Underground Railroad Books for Adults
Underground Railroad Books for Children & Youth
Other Underground Railroad Resources

Underground Railroad Websites

Underground Railroad Books for Adults

  • Anquandah, Kwesi J. Castles and Forts of Ghana. Atalante, Ghana: Ghana Museums and Monuments Board.
  • Ball, Edward. Slaves in the Family. Thorndike, ME: G. K. Hall, 1999, c1998.
  • Blockson, Charles. Underground Railroad. NY: Prentice Hall Press. Division of Simon & Schuster, 1998. 
  • Bok, Francis. Escape From Slavery. NY: St. Martin's Press, c2003.
  • Bontemps, Arna. Great Slave Narratives. Boston: Beacon Press, 1969.
  • Bradford, Sarah. Harriet Tubman: The Moses of Her People. Bedford, MA: Applewood Books, 1993.  
  • Bradford, Sarah. The Moses of Her People: Harriet Tubman. Gloucester, MA: Peter Smith, 1981.
  • Butler, Nancy & Power, Michael.  Slavery and Freedom in Niagara. Ontario: The Niagara Historical Society, 1993.
  • Clinton, Catherine. Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom. NY: Little Brown & Co., 2004.
  • Franklin, John Hope. In Search of the Promised Land: A Black Family and the Old South. NY: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • Franklin, John Hope. Mirror to America:  The Autobiography of John Hope Franklin. NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2005.
  • Gates, Henry Lewis, Jr. Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience. NY: Basic Civitas Books, 1999.
  • Gayla, Sharon. Harriet Tubman and The Freedom Train. NY: Aladdin Paperbacks, 2002.
  • Hartman, Saidiya. Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route. NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2007.
  • Hine, Darlene Clark. The African-American Odyssey. NY: Prentice Hall, 2002.
  • Jacobs, Harriet and Myrlie Evers-Williams. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. Signet Classics, 2000.
  • Kallen, Stuart A. Life on the URR. NY: Greenhaven Press, 2000.
  • McGovern, Ann. Wanted Dead or Alive: The True Story of Harriet Tubman. NY:
  • Rebound by Sagebrush, 1999.
  • Pettit, Eber M.  Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad. Chautauqua Region Press, 1999.
  • Rennert, Richard, ed. Shapers of America: Profiles of Great Black Americans (Harriet Tubman). Chelsea House Publishers, 1992.
  • Siebert, Wilbur H. The Underground Railroad: From Slavery to Freedom.  London: MacMillan, 1899.                                   
  • Still, William. Underground Railroad: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, Sc. Chicago: Johnson Publishing Company, 1970.                                                               
  • Thomas, Owen A. Niagara's Freedom Trail: A Guide to African-Canadian History on the Niagara Peninsula. NY: Region Niagara Tourist Council, 1995.
  • Washington, Booker T. Up From Slavery. Robinson Books, 2002.
  • Wheatley, Phyillis, edited with an introduction by Julian D. Mason, Jr.  The Poems of Phyllis Wheatley. University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
  • Wray, John. Canaan's Tongue. NY, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.

Underground Railroad Books for Children & Youth

  • Adler, David. A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman. New York: Scholastic, 1992.
  • Armstrong, Jennifer. Steal Away. New York: Orchard Books, 1992.
  • Ayres, Katherine. North by Night. New York: Delacorte Press, 1998.
  • Bains, Rea. The Road to Freedom. NJ: Troll Assoc., 1982.
  • Benjamin, Anne. Young Harriet Tubman: Freedom Fighter. NJ: Troll Assoc., 1992.
  • Bently, Judith. Harriet Tubman: An Impact Biography. NY, NY: Franklin Watts, 1990.
  • Brill, Marlene Targ. Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad. Minnesota: Carolrhoda Books, c1993.
  • Bial, Rayond. The Underground Railroad. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
  • Carbone, Elisa. Stealing Freedom. NY: Knopf, 1998.
  • Carlson, Judy. Harriet Tubman: Call to Freedom. NY: Fawcette Columbine, 1989.
  • Carter, Polly. Harriet Tubman and Black History Month. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Silver Press, 1990.
  • Clark, Margaret Goff. Freedom Crossing. NY: Scholastic, Inc., c1980.
  • Edwards, Pamela Duncan. Barefoot: Escape on the Underground Railroad. New York: Harper Collins, 1997.
  • Ferris, Jeri. Go Free or Die, A Story About Harriet Tubman. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, Inc., 1988.
  • Ferris, Jeri. Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story about Sojourner Truth. Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books, Inc., c.1988.
  • Freedman, Florence B. Two Tickets to Freedom: The True Story of Ellen and William Craft, Fugitive Slaves. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1971.
  • Gayle, Sharon Shavers. Escape! A Story of the Underground Railroad. Norwalk, CT: Soundprints, c1999.
  • Gresko, Marcia. Harriet Tubman. Huntington Beach: Teacher Created Materials Inc., 1997.
  • Hamilton, Virginia. Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom. New York: Knopf, 1993.
  • Haskins, Jim. Get On Board: The Story of the UGRR.  New York: Scholastic, 1993.
  • Hopkinson, Deborah. Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt. New York: Knopf, 1993.
  • Humphreville, Frances. Harriet Tubman, Flame of Freedom. Boston: Houghton Miffin Co., 1967.
  • Johnson, Dolores. Now Let Me Fly: The Story of A Slave Family. NY: Macmillan, 1993.
  • Jurmain, Suzanne. Freedom's Sons: The True Story of the Amistad Mutiny. New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1968.
  • Kelton, Nancy. Rebel Slave. Milwaukee: Raintree Publishers, 1977.
  • Lasky, Kathryn. True North: A Novel of the Underground Railroad. NY: Scholastic, c1996.
  • Lawrence, Jacob. Harriet and the Promised Land.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 1968.
  • Lester, Julius. From Slave Ship to Freedom Road.  New York: Dial Books, c 1998.   
  • Levine, Ellen. If You Traveled on the Underground Railroad. NY: Scholastic, 1988.
  • Loesch, Joe and Cheryl J. Hutchinson (Editor). The Underground Railroad Featuring Harriet Tubman: With Buffalo Biff and Farley's Raiders (Backyard Adventures/Time Travelers Series, 5. NY: Toy Box Productions, 2003. 
  • Lyons, Mary E. Letters from a Slave Girl: The Story of Harriet Jacobs. New York: Scribner's, c 1992.
  • McCurdy, Michael, ed. Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass in his own Words. NY: Knopf, c1994.
  • McGovern, Anne. Wanted Dead or Alive: The True Story of Harriet Tubman. New York: Scholastic, 1965.      
  • McKissack, Patricia. A Picture of Freedom. NY: Scholastic, 1997.                   
  • McLoone, Margo.  Harriet Tubman: A Photo Illustrated Biography. Mankato: Bridgestone Press, 1997.
  • McLoone, Margo.  Sojourner Truth: A Photo Illustrated Biography. Mankato: Bridgestone Press, 1997.
  • McMullan, Kate. Conductor of the Underground Railroad: The Story of Harriet Tubman. New York: Dell Publishing, 1991.
  • Meyer, Linda D. They Called Me Moses: Harriet Tubman. New York: Dell Publishing, 1988.
  • Monjo, F.N. The Drinking Gourd. USA: Harper Collins, 1993.
  • Moore, Kay. If You Lived at The Time of the Civil War. NY: Scholastic, 1994.
  • Olenyik, Barbara. A Good Night for Freedom. NY: Holiday House, 2003.                                 
  • Petry, Ann. Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad.  New York: Harper Trophy, 1996. (See other resources also.)
  • Petry, Ann. Harriet Tubman: Conductor on The Underground Railroad. New York: Pocket Books, Division of Simon & Schuster, 1971.
  • Ransom, Candice. Liberty Street. NY: Walker & Company, 2003.
  • Rappaport, Doreen. Escape from Slavery: Five Journeys to Freedom. NY: Harper Collins, c1991.
  • Riggio, Anita. Secret Signs: Along the Underground Railroad. PA: Boyd Mills Press, 1997.
  • Ringgold, Faith. Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky. NY: Crown Publishers, 1992.
  • Smucker, Barbara. Runaway to Freedom. NY: Harper & Row, c1977.
  • Stein, R. Conrad. Cornerstone of Freedom: The Story of the Underground Railroad. Chicago: Children's Press, 1981.
  • Sterling, Dorothy. Freedom Train. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc., 1954.
  • Taylor, M.W. Black Americans of Achievement Harriet Tubman Antislavery Activist. New York: Chelsea House, 1991.
  • Tilley-Turner, Glennette. Running for Our Lives. New York: Holiday House, c 1994.
  • Whelan, Gloria. Friend on Freedom River. MI: Sleeping Bear Press, 2004.
  • Winter, Jeanette. Follow the Drinking Gourd. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.,
  • 1988.
  • Wright, Courtni C. and Gershom Griffith. Journey to Freedom: A Story of the Underground Railroad. New York: Holiday House, 1994.
  • Wyeth, Sharon Dennis. Message in the Sky. NY: Scholastics, 2003.

Other Underground Railroad Resources

  • Abraham, Philip. Harriet Tubman. Children's Press, p.24, c.2002.
  • Carlson, Judy. Great Lives: Harriet Tubman, Call to Freedom. NY: Ballantine Books, 1988. Teacher's Guide
  • Carson, Mary Kay. The Underground Railroad for Kids: from Slavery to Freedom (includes 21 activities). Chicago: Review Press, c 2005.
  • Klingel, Cynthia F. Harriet Tubman: Abolitionist and Underground Railroad Conductor. Child's World, p.32, c. 2004.
  • Clifford Larsen, Kate. Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of An American Hero. NY: Random House, 2004.
  • Lawrence, Jacob. Harriet and the Promised Land.  (Video recording) Thursday Recordings for Spoken Arts. (Also a paperback by Aladdin.)
  • “Light a Candle in the Window” - UGRR related songs (CD)
  • Petry, Ann. Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad. Prince Frederick, MD: Recorded Books, c. 1999. (5 audio cassettes; 6.5 hrs.); analog.
  • Sernett, Milton C. North Star Country: Upstate NY and the Crusade for African American Freedom. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2002.
  • Williams, Carla. The Underground Railroad. Child's World, p.40, c. 2002.