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By Julia Pferdehirt

ISBN-10: 0870203886

ISBN-13: 9780870203886

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


With assistance from 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 how, Quarlls was once pursued via legal professionals paid to retrieve her and bounty hunters grasping for the gift cash. ultimately, she crossed from Detroit into Sandwich, Canada, the place created a brand new lifestyles as a unfastened girl, an exhilarating but in addition scary, event. Quarlls' tale provides younger readers a private photograph of the tension-filled trip of a runaway slave whereas illuminating a section of the complex heritage of race in our nation.

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