Books tagged: underground railroad

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The Year of Jubilee
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 410,420. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
In June 1863, the African American community of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania watched as Confederate soldiers invaded the free soil of their state and threatened the freedom that they had fought so hard and so long to establish. Although faced with certain death or enslavement if they were captured, the community stood fast, and heroically came to the defense of the Keystone State in an hour of crisis.
Amazing Tales of St. Lawrence Neighbourhood in Old Town Toronto
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,910. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2010 by Frank Touby. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference
Children were hanged, women without husbands had little choice but to prostitute themselves, clergy and ruling families cruelly dominated a lusty, oftentimes unruly population. The seamy and the sacred united to form one of the world’s great cities: Toronto. Telling its tales is famed local historian Bruce Bell, a uniquely skilled and deeply emotional storyteller.
Joshua Freeman
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 48,960. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2011 by The von Raesfeld Agency. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Western
(5.00)
Joshua, a runaway slave, outwits his hunters and becomes a free man. He joins a wagon train heading west. He needs to earn enough money to buy his siblings' freedom and avenge his mother's death. His life is changed because of the people he meets, the experiences he has, and the life lessons he learns during the journey as he grows from a brave boy into a mature, courageous young man.
The Candle Star (Divided Decade Collection)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,800. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Candle Star Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
(5.00)
After a tantrum, Emily Preston is shipped from her plantation home to her inn-keeping uncle in Detroit. There she meets Malachi, son of freed slaves, who challenges many ideas she grew up believing. But when Emily stumbles upon two runaways hidden in her uncle's barn, she finds that old ways die hard. And Mr. Burrows, the charming Southern slave catcher, is only yards away, lodged in the hotel.
A Friend with Friends
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,270. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
No one has escaped from a Facility. Young,pregnant women are confined until their baby's birth. The price they pay will cost them their dreams, and often, their baby. Jennie is a secret Squad member, those who try to spirit away pregnant women before they're discovered. When her sister is caught and sent to a facility, Jennie vows to help Emmie to be the first to escape. The clock is ticking!
Black Purse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 104,010. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.00)
As one woman's story of overcoming unfolds, so do the pages of the Underground Railroad. North Carolina's Lumbee Indian heritage is explored and finally examined when a written document is handed to the rightful heir. But not before Exilee Sheffield learns through real life experiences that fate sometimes rides a hot horse.
The Night the Stars Fell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,440. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
Someone is murdering the men she loves. Throughout it all, the one thing Catharine "Cat" Taylor can depend on is the friendship of her lifelong companion Lizzie, a plantation slave. Then Lizzie is sold. Now Cat must decide - do nothing, or risk everything to save her friend and to bring a murderer to justice. Either way, the decision may cost Cat her life.
SteampunX - Episode Three: The Railroad Underground
Price: Free! Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
On the run from a dark legacy, the man called Thunder and a group of fugitive slaves escape through the backwoods of New France. Freedom waits in the city-state of Liberia, if they can put aside their differences and evade capture. Meanwhile the organization known as the Factory has transformed slaves into bio-mechanical zombies and set them like dogs on the path of the fleeing mob.
Only the Dog Knows
Price: Free! Words: 66,100. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Mystery & detective
(4.00)
A mystery in a small town. What has happened to Thomas N. Twilliger? Is he dead or alive? Why was a transient wearing Mr. Twilliger’s coat. Is he responsible for the disappearance? Maybe the caretaker’s son had something to do with it. It’s up to the Sheriff Jasper P. Quagmire to sort it out. Everybody is suspect, but Only The Dog Knows.
Jewelweed Station
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,370. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012 by Green Snake Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
After Callie’s parents die in an accident near their plantation in Virginia, the 17-year-old returns home to find that she is a ward of her loathsome aunt and uncle. She plays the part of the fool until she can figure out how to save herself and her home. Can she outsmart her nefarious relatives and help escaping slaves or will one more family secret destroy everything Callie knows and loves?