* Provides a comprehensive overview of the geographic operation of the Underground Railroad, encompassing every region in the United States and Canada where assistance was given to fugitive slaves
* Explores a key curricular area from a new angle, using the most recent, cutting-edge research to ascertain why these sites were used and how plans were carried out
* Offers detailed accounts of individual Underground Railroad stations (towns, states, homes, sites, waterways, and routes) ranging from the home of Frederick Douglass to Niagara Falls
* Ties into National Standards for U.S. History, Era 4: Civil War and Reconstruction
This up-to-date compilation details the most significant stops along the Underground Railroad.
* Approximately 75 A-Z entries cover the most significant stations on the Underground Railroad
* Illustrations and maps help readers envision routes and strategies of railroad "conductors"
* Interactive sidebars offer a firsthand glimpse into the arduous nature of Underground Railroad journeys, the decisions made, and the plans involved
* Primary source letters and diary entries detail actual incidents that took place
* A chronology includes important events related to the Underground Railroad from the Colonial Period to the Civil War
* Suggested reading sections after each entry and a general print and nonprint bibliography act as a guide for further research