Recommended Reading, Underground Railroad

Here are a few books that we recommend:

  • Bound for Cannaan, The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America by Fergus M. Bordewich
  • Bound For The Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait Of An American Hero By Kate Clifford Larson, see also
  • Beyond the River, The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad by Ann Hagedorn
  • I’ve Got a Home in the Glory Land, A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad by Karolyn Smardz Frost, see also
  • The Town that Started the Civil War by Nate Brandt
  • The Underground Railroad in Michigan by Carol E. Mull
  • Underground Railroad Official National Park Handbook includes essays by Larry Gara, Brenda Stevenson and C. Peter Ripley. You may purchase by mail from the Superintendent of Documents, US Govt. Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402-9325
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

For additional reading lists:

  • Friends of Freedom Society - The Ohio Underground Railroad
  • Ottawa Citizen’s Tracks to Freedom,Canada and the Underground Railroad posts a reading list and African American Spirituals sung by Norma Blacke Bourdeau
  • Motherland Connextions, Inc. -- A tour company in Niagara, NY that's done their research!
  • Juvenile Reading List from the National Park Service

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