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The railroad : the life story of a technology / by Grant, H. Roger,1943-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-173) and index.
Subjects: Railroads;
© 2005., Greenwood Press,
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Overground railroad : [electronic resource] : The green book and the roots of black travel in America. by Taylor, Candacy.; Pitts, Lisa Rene©♭.;
Narrator: Lisa Rene©♭ Pitts.The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and Overground Railroad celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. It shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 267247 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Nonfiction.; History.; Sociology.;
© 2020., Tantor Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=5464656 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Michigan railroads and railroad companies / by Meints, Graydon M.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 305).
Subjects: Railroads;
© 1992., Michigan State University Press,
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Railroads for Michigan / by Meints, Graydon M.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-490) and index.The Pioneer Years, 1830-1855 -- The Railroads Come of Age, 1855-1875 -- The Explosive Years, 1875-1897 -- The Golden Years, 1897-1920 -- The Roaring Twenties, the Depression, and World War II, 1920-1945 -- The Waning Years, 1945-1976 -- The Return of the Rails, 1976-2000 -- Afterword.
Subjects: Railroads; Railroads;
© [2013], Michigan State University Press,
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The underground railroad : [electronic resource] : a novel. by Whitehead, Colson.; Turpin, Bahni.;
Narrator: Bahni Turpin.Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 301849 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Historical Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2016., Random House Audio,
On-line resources: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=202075&titleID=2534225 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The underground railroad : a novel / by Whitehead, Colson,1969-;
Ajarry -- Georgia -- Ridgeway -- South Carolina -- Stevens -- North Carolina -- Ethel -- Tennessee -- Caesar -- Indiana -- Mabel -- The North.Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.--
Subjects: Historical fiction.; Historical fiction.; Underground Railroad; Fugitive slaves;
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The underground railroad : [electronic resource] : a reference guide. by Walters, Kerry.;
Full of true stories more dramatic than any fiction, The Underground Railroad: A Reference Guide offers a fresh, revealing look at the efforts of hundreds of dedicated persons—white and black, men and women, from all walks of life—to help slave fugitives find freedom in the decades leading up to the Civil War.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Underground railroad.; Antislavery movements; Fugitive slaves; Abolitionists; Slavery ; Nonfiction.; History.; Sociology.;
© 2012.,
On-line resources: http://kirtland.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A105B676-77E4-4F6D-8D5C-3EDEA0A2AA27 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The great railroad conspiracy; the social history of a railroad war. by Hirschfeld, Charles,1913-cn;
Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 121-128)
Subjects: Michigan Central Railroad Company.; Railroads;
© ,
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Steam engine stories : three Thomas & friends adventures / by Palone, Terry,ill.; Permane, Terry,ill.; Awdry, W.Railway series.;
The magic lamp -- James gets a new coat -- Thomas and the golden eagle.
Subjects: Railroad trains; Railroad trains;
© c2008., Random House Children's Books,
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The cranky day : and other Thomas the tank engine stories / by Mitton, David,ill.; Awdry, W.Railway series.;
Cranky bugs -- Put-upon Percy -- Lady Hatt's birthday party.Thomas and his friends have three adventures.
Subjects: Picture books for children.; Railroad trains; Railroad trains;
© c2000., Random House Books for Young Readers,
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