Underground Man

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006 - 261 páginas
In this classic novel, Josh, a teenage logger on the Ohio River, discovers his life's true mission as an abolitionist after his first encounter with a runaway slave.

Josh first attempts to spread the abolitionist message by lecturing in remote towns about the evils of slavery--but his views often ignite strong disapproval. Frustrated, he makes a more daring choice and becomes an agent of the Underground Railroad. After dozens of successful rescues, Josh is captured by Kentucky slave owners and convicted of "enticing slaves to leave their owners."

Locked away, he struggles to hold on to his ideals and sense of self. But when freedom comes sooner than he expected, Josh must decide if he will again take the kind of risks that landed him in prison.
 

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UNDERGROUND MAN

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Jeff Bowen's story is based on the "fragmentary and forgotten memoirs" of a Northern farm boy, briefly a preacher, who was later imprisoned for helping slaves escape from Kentucky. Meltzer draws also ... Leer comentario completo

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this book has curse words in it like the h word and d word

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THE BEAR
1
FATHER AND SON
7
A TRUE CALLING?
19
RIDING THE CIRCUIT
31
SAMS STORY
37
REMEMBER THEM THAT ARE IN BONDS
53
KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS
65
SCHOOL FOR ABOLITIONISTS
74
THE AUCTION BLOCK
128
ESCAPE AND CAPTURE
148
I HAVE NOT BROKEN THE LAW OF HUMANITY
157
THEY NEVER SAW THE SKY
174
MONEY IS MY RELIGION
190
A BURIED LIFE
199
A SWEET PRIDE
213
ONCE MORE
229

IS THIS GODS HOUSE
86
SLAVE STEALER
108
ON HISTORY AND FICTION
245
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Milton Meltzer has written 110 books, five of which were nominated for the National Book Award. With Langston Hughes, he coauthored A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AFRICAN AMERICANS, now in its sixth edition. He received the 2001 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his contribution to children's literature, the 1986 Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Award, and the 2000 Regina Medal. He lives in New York City.

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