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By Richard Worth

ISBN-10: 0816056919

ISBN-13: 9780816056910

The USA is actually a kingdom of immigrants. Spanning the time from whilst the Europeans first got here to the hot global, this booklet conveys the buzz of those tales to youth. It highlights the subjects, humans, areas, and occasions that have been very important to every immigrant team.

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Slaves Join the Union Army A s the war continued, Union forces occupied larger and larger territories throughout the South, bringing them into closer contact with slaves. S. Congress passed the Confiscation Act. This law declared that any property used by southerners to support the war effort could be confiscated, or taken, by the North. This “property” included slaves. As a result, any slaves who escaped to the Union army would not be returned to their owners. Thousands escaped and sought refuge among the Union forces, while others worked as laborers in the Union army.

Fugitive slaves were often rounded up by slave patrols and brought back to the plantations, or brought to justice in the white courts if they had killed their masters. Slave patrols were a constant presence along the roadways that connected southern plantations. The patrols rode at night looking for any slaves who might have left their plantations without a pass. The patrols also broke up slave gatherings, including religious services, because they feared that the slaves might be planning a rebellion.

For her trouble, the overseer threw a heavy weight at her head. She suffered lasting injuries. At age 25, Ross married John Tubman, a free African American. The Tubmans lived with the constant threat that Harriet might be sold by her master and moved far away. Eventually she decided to escape to the North. With the assistance of a neighbor and several others, she reached in Philadelphia. Soon after, Tubman went to work for the Underground Railroad. Over the next ten years, she led more than 300 slaves, including members of her own family, along the road to freedom.

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