Book Report for Underground Railroad Essay

1336 Words Dec 19th, 2012 6 Pages
William Wang
Mrs. Smart
Book Report Midterm Report

Underground Railroad
Dramatic First-Hand Accounts 1. Alabama a. Narrative of Peter Still i. This narrative appears in stills Underground Railroad Records ii. One of the greatest documents of the underground railroad iii. The life, struggles, and success of Peter and his Family were ably brought before the public in “The Kidnapped and the Ransoms” iv. His Parents Levin and Sidney were both slaves on the Eastern shore of Maryland v. The father was able to buy his freedom at a low sum vi. But the wife and mother remained a slave vii. The wife had four children, two girls and two boys viii.
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xliv. Attended slave auctions xlv. Loved natural history xlvi. Was a strong abolitionist. xlvii. The route he set up was from New Orleans to Vicksburg and thence to the interior of Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina xlviii. Had no friends in the cotton states. xlix. Made frequent visits onto plantations to seek to speak to intelligent slaves l. Inform slaves about Canada li. When in New Orleans was arrested by a Colonel lii. Was accused of the aid in helping a slave escape liii. Was free because the slave came back liv. Gave the slave 20 dollars in gold lv. A few months later Alex was in a Boston hotel and a Black servant was staring at him, Turns out it was the slave that saved him 4. Kansas and Nebraska Territories e. Narrative of William Wells Brown lvi. Captured and taken away from his mother once he was born lvii. All of his siblings had different fathers lviii. Mother and his siblings were sold out into various areas lix. William was sold out to a Brutal Drunkard lx. Ran away and was hind in a tree because of blood hounds lxi.

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