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I Came as A Stranger

The Underground Railroad
Prince, Bryan, 1952- (Book - 2004 )
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Random House, Inc.
Honor Book for the Society of School Librarians International’s Best Book Award – Social Studies, Grades 7-12

Winner of 2005 Children’s Nautilus Book Awards (Non-fiction)


Prior to abolition in 1865, as many as 40,000 men, women, and children made the perilous trip north to freedom in Canada with the help of the Underground Railroad. It was neither underground nor was it a railroad, and was most remarkable for its lack of formal organization, so cloaked in secrecy that few facts were recorded while it “ran.”

The story of the Underground Railroad is one of suffering and of bravery, and is not only one of escape from slavery but of beginnings: of people who carved out a new life for themselves in perilous, difficult circumstances. In I Came as a Stranger, Bryan Prince, a descendent of slaves, describes the people who made their way to Canada and the life that awaited them.

From Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Dresden, Ontario to Harriet Tubman’s Canadian base of operations in St. Catharines, the communities founded by former slaves soon produced businessmen, educators, and writers. Yet danger was present in the form of bounty hunters and prejudice.

Complemented by archival photos, I Came as a Stranger is an important addition to North American history.

Baker & Taylor
Chronicles the history of the Underground Railroad from the Canadian perspective, with emphasis on Ontario and including a time line and a listing of historic sites.

Authors: Prince, Bryan, 1952-
Statement of Responsibility: Bryan Prince
Title: I came as a stranger
the Underground Railroad
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2004
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 23 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references: p. 147-149
Subject Headings: Underground Railroad Blacks Canada History Fugitive slaves Canada
Topical Term: Underground Railroad
Blacks
Fugitive slaves
ISBN: 0887766676
Branch Call Number: J 971 P
Research Call Number: Sc D 10-880
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