It Happened on the Underground Railroad

Remarkable Events that Shaped History

Book Description

From a riverboat worker who dressed as a woman to the abolitionist who died for his beliefs, It Happened on the Underground Railroad offers a gripping look at heroic individuals who became a part of the famous “road” to freedom. Read about Peter Still, a former slave who came to the Philadelphia Antislavery Society in search of his family, only to discover that the man sitting in front of him was his brother. Meet the individuals who may have inspired characters in the novels Uncle Tom's Cabin and Beloved. And experience the heart-pounding fear of a man who mailed himself north.

About Wagner, Tricia Martineau

Tricia Martineau Wagner is a former elementary school teacher and a reading specialist. She was educated at Miami University and the University of Toledo, where she graduated with honors. She makes her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband, Mark, and their children Kelsey and Mitchell.