THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!

By: Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed).

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Book Condition: Near Fine


92 pp, 8" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Signed by two of the authors - Adrienne Shadd and Karolyn Smardz Frost - on title page. "A richly illustrated book, (which) examines the urban connection of the clandestine system of secret routes, safe houses and 'conductors'. Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it explores what happened to them after they arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show 'The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom!' at the Royal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century from the time of slavery, when some of Toronto's white citizens owned slaves, and looks at the world of mid-century Black Torontonians in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplored chapter in Toronto's history." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright.

Title: THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD: NEXT STOP, TORONTO!

Author Name: Shadd, Adrienne (Signed); Cooper, Afua; Frost, Karolyn Smardz (Signed).

Categories: Canada - Biography, Canada - Toronto, American History & Travel,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Natural Heritage / Dundurn: 2005

ISBN Number: 1554884292

ISBN Number 13: 9781554884292

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by Authors.

Seller ID: 24505

Keywords: Black Canadians, Ontario, 19th century, Slaves, Slavery, Deborah Brown, Fugitives, Social life, Culture, Cultural, Religious, Politcs, Political, Civil War, Anderson Ruffin Abbott, Wilson, Baptist Church, Osgoode Hall, Queen Street, King, Philadelphia, Underground Railroad, Escapes, Freedom, Blacks in Canada, Toronto, Ontario.,