Julia Pferdehirt's Caroline Quarlls and the Underground Railroad (Badger PDF

By Julia Pferdehirt

On July 4th, 1842, Caroline Quarlls left family members, neighbors, and the one existence she'd recognized at the back of in St. Louis, Missouri. because the baby of a slave mom and a slave-owner father, her younger existence used to be considered one of drudgery and obedience till that fateful Independence Day whilst she illegally took a steamboat around the Mississippi River from St. Louis to Alton, Illinois, within the wish of attaining freedom.


With the aid of abolitionists, the 16-year-old traveled via Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan at the Underground Railroad, enduring lengthy, bumpy rides within the backside of a wagon and taking conceal in every little thing from barrels to potato chutes. each one step of ways, Quarlls used to be pursued by way of attorneys paid to retrieve her and bounty hunters grasping for the present funds. eventually, she crossed from Detroit into Sandwich, Canada, the place created a brand new lifestyles as a unfastened girl, a thrilling but additionally scary, adventure. Quarlls' tale offers younger readers a private photo of the tension-filled trip of a runaway slave whereas illuminating a phase of the advanced heritage of race in our nation.

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