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From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad (Paperback)

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From Midnight to Dawn presents compelling portraits of the men and women who established the Underground Railroad and traveled it to find new lives in Canada. Evoking the turmoil and controversies of the time, Tobin illuminates the historic events that forever connected American and Canadian history by giving us the true stories behind well-known figures such as Harriet Tubman and John Brown. She also profiles lesser-known but equally heroic figures such as Mary Ann Shadd, who became the first black female newspaper editor in North America, and Osborne Perry Anderson, the only black survivor of the fighting at Harpers Ferry. An extraordinary examination of a part of American history, From Midnight to Dawn will captivate readers with its tales of hope, courage, and a people’s determination to live equally under the law.

About the Author

Jacqueline Tobin is the author of the popular and critically acclaimed Hidden in Plain View and The Tao Women. She is also a teacher, collector, and writer of women's stories. She lives in Denver, Colorado.Hettie Jones's seventeen books include How I Became Hettie Jones, a memoir of the "Beat Scene"; the poetry collection Drive, which won the Poetry Society of America's 1999 Norma Farber Award; Big Star Fallin' Mama (Five Women In Black Music); and No Woman, No Cry, a memoir with Bob Marley's widow Rita. Jones's short prose and poetry have appeared in The Village Voice, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City, where she teaches writing at New School University and the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center.

Praise for From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad…

“Illuminating and entertaining, From Midnight to Dawn offers a sweeping overview of the history of fugitive slaves in Canada and their interactions with the American anti-slavery movement.” —Chicago Tribune“Thoroughly researched and very readable.” —Rocky Mountain News"Accessible and fluidly written." —Publishers Weekly"A fascinating look at the shared history of the abolitionist movement and the development of freedmen settlements between the U.S. and Canada." —Booklist

Product Details ISBN-10: 1400079365
ISBN-13: 9781400079360
Published: Anchor, 01/08/2008
Pages: 304
Language: English