Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #[5] - The Underground Abductor
(2015)

Harry N. Abrams, 2012 Series
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Price
12.95 USD; 13.95 CAD; 7.99 GBP
Pages
136
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Abrams
Brand
Amulet Books
ISBN
978-1-4197-1536-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781419715365 51295
Editing
?
Color
Color covers and endsheets; black and white interior
Dimensions
5 3/4" w x 7 3/4" h
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Book design by Nathan Hale and Chad W. Beckerman.

Keywords
American Civil War; slavery; Underground Railroad

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Harriet Tubman

Indexer Notes

Cover design by Nathan Hale and Chad W. Beckerman.

North America 1850 (Table of Contents: 1)

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Provost; hangman
Keywords
Map

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Underground Abductor
Characters
Harriet Tubman; Nathan Hale

Indexer Notes

Title page, front matter, dedication

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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Nathan Hale
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
September 22, 1776
Genre
history
Characters
Provost; hangman; Nathan Hale
Synopsis
The provost and the hangman agree to stay Nathan Hale's execution so that he may tell another story, but they insist that it be a story about bad things that America has done. Nathan Hale agrees to tell a tale about slavery.
Keywords
Slavery

Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 5)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Araminta [Harriet Tubman]; Rittia; slavedriving man; slavedriving woman
Synopsis
Six year-old Aramainta proves hopeless at the tasks she's been rented out for. Maltreated and neglected, she becomes sick enough that she's sent home.
Keywords
Child labor; slavery

Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Araminta [Harriet Tubman]; Rittia; Miss Susan; Miss Susan's husband; baby; older white woman
Synopsis
Araminta is rented out to a woman who is always furious, and who beats and whips Araminta repeatedly.
Keywords
Child labor; slavery

Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 7)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Araminta [Harriet Tubman]; Rittia; Soph; Mariah Ritty; Edward Brodess; Moses; Pharaoh; hangman; provost; Nathan Hale
Synopsis
Several members of Araminta's family are sold away. The slaves draw understanding from the Bible's story of how God used Moses to free the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.
Keywords
Slavery

Chapter 4 (Table of Contents: 8)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Nat Turner; slaves
Synopsis
Driven by visions, Nat Turner raises a bloody slave revolt, which is put down with equal bloodiness.
Keywords
Slavery; Virginia

Chapter 5 (Table of Contents: 9)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Araminta [Harriet Tubman]; slave woman; white man; Rittia; Edward Brodess; slave buyer
Synopsis
Araminta is brain damaged when her skull is broken open with a lead weight thrown by a white man. Even so, she is quickly driven into the field to continue working.
Keywords
Slavery

Chapter 6 (Table of Contents: 10)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Araminta [Harriet Tubman]; Rittia; Ben Ross; Hangman; Provost; Nathan Hale
Synopsis
Despite repeated bouts of narcolepsy through each day (presumably a result of her brain injury), Araminta works with her father on a lumber gang. She also sees visions, and hears rumors of the Underground Railroad.
Keywords
Slavery

Chapter 7 (Table of Contents: 11)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Araminta [Harriet Tubman]; Ben Ross; John Tubman; Rittia; Moses; Edward Brodess
Synopsis
When Edward Brodess proposes to sell Araminta's brother Moses, their mother Rittia hides the child and even threatens Brodess with a hatchet. Araminta meets John Tubman, a free man.

Indexer Notes

Slavery

Chapter 8 (Table of Contents: 12)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Araminta [Harriet Tubman]; Linah; Ben Ross Jr.; Edward Brodess; debt collectors
Synopsis
Debt collectors seize and sell one of Araminta's sisters. Araminta prays for the death of Edward Brodess.
Keywords
Slavery

Chapter 9 (Table of Contents: 13)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Araminta [Harriet Tubman]; John Tubman; lawyer
Synopsis
Araminta marries John Tubman and works incessantly, trying to get money to buy her freedom. Consulting a lawyer she discovers that her mother is legally free, but is being kept in bondage anyway.
Keywords
Slavery; wedding

Chapter 10 (Table of Contents: 14)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Araminta [Harriet Tubman]; John Tubman; Edward Brodess; Rittia
Synopsis
Hoping to earn money to buy her freedom, Araminta works herself into a breakdown. Hearing that Brodess plans to sell her she prays for his death, which quickly follows. Araminta is appalled at her own behavior, but with Brodess's estate deeply in debt, the family will now be sold off to pay his bills.
Keywords
Slavery

Chapter 11 (Table of Contents: 15)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Araminta [Harriet Tubman]; Ben; Robert; Henry; Rittia
Synopsis
Araminta leads two of her brothers on a runaway to freedom, but when she falls into a nacroleptic fit they take her home. Araminta has visions that she is flying all the way to freedom.
Keywords
Slavery

Chapter 12 (Table of Contents: 16)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Araminta [Harriet Tubman]; slave catcher; Underground Railroad workers
Synopsis
Helped along by a network of sympathizers, Araminta makes her way to freedom in Pennsylvania. There she takes the new name of Harriet Tubman.

Indexer Notes

Slavery; Underground Railroad

Chapter 13 (Table of Contents: 17)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriet Tubman; minister; free black people
Synopsis
Harriet works hard, and loves living in freedom, but longs for her family. When she hears about the cruel Fugitive Slave Law, she resolves to free her family.
Keywords
Church; slavery

Chapter 14 (Table of Contents: 18)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriet Tubman; barge captain; gun salesman; gun salesman
Synopsis
Learning from an African American barge captain that family members are being sold, Harriet determines to free them. A white shop owner refuses to sell her a gun, but she buys one from a clandestine dealer.
Keywords
Slavery

Chapter 15 (Table of Contents: 19)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriet Tubman; Tom Bowley; John Bowley; Kessiah; auctioneer; Eliza Brodess; Moses Ross; William Still; Thomas Garrett; Samuel Green
Synopsis
Using the Underground Railroad, and contacts developed during her time of freedom, Harriet makes two journeys into slave country, bringing out six friends and family members.
Keywords
Slavery; Underground Railroad

Chapter 16 (Table of Contents: 20)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriet Tubman; Tom Rowley; escaping slaves; Frederick Douglass
Synopsis
Finding that her husband has remarried, Harriet leads a group of nine to freedom. Concluding that Philadelphia is no longer safe enough, she clandestinely leads a large group to Rochester, New York, and the home of Frederick Douglass.
Keywords
Slavery; Underground Railroad

The Adventures of Tiny Frederick Douglass (Table of Contents: 21)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Frederick Douglass; Sophia Auld; Hugh Auld; Andrew Auld; Thomas Auld; Edward Covey; Anna Murray; Harriett Tubman
Synopsis
Even as a young child slave Frederick Douglass finds illegal opportunities to learn to read. Put out to slave-breaker, Douglass fist fights him until the breaker never tries to whip Douglass again. Escaping to the free states, Douglass marries, writes books, gives lectures, and serves on the Underground Railroad.
Keywords
Slavery; Underground Railroad

Chapter 17 (Table of Contents: 22)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriet Tubman; Robert; Henry; Ben; Eliza Brodess; Winnebar; Charles Torrey; Thomas Garrett; Calvin Fairbank; Ben Ross
Synopsis
Harriet helps her 11 escapers start a new life in Canada, then returns to take six more friends and family to freedom. She communicates with her father, but keeps both her presence and the escape a secret from her mother.
Keywords
Slavery; Underground Railroad

Chapter 18 (Table of Contents: 23)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriett Tubman; Eliza Brodess; Ben Ross; escaping slaves; Thomas Garrett; Frederick Douglass
Synopsis
Harriett gets another large group through to Canada. She works hard and earns money to finance yet another expedition.
Keywords
Slavery; Underground Railroad

The Rachel Rescue (Table of Contents: 24)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriet Tubman; Thomas Garrett; Rachel; escaping slaves
Synopsis
Harriett tries to rescue her sister Rachel, who refuses to go unless she can find her children first. Despite illness and pain, Harriett leads four men to the north instead.
Keywords
Slavery; Underground Railroad

Chapter 19 The Rachel Rescue: Round Two (Table of Contents: 25)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriet Tubman; Big Joe Bailey; bricklayers; escaping slaves; slave catchers [paddy-rollers]
Synopsis
Rachel still has not been reunited with her children, so Harriet takes another group north, including a slave who is both injured and high in monetary value. Searching is intense, and she threatens to kill one of the men who wants to turn back. Eventually she gets her group through to Canada.
Keywords
Slavery; Underground Railroad

Chapter 20 (Table of Contents: 26)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriett Tubman; Ben Ross; Rittia Ross; Thomas Otwell; escaping slaves; slave catchers
Synopsis
An escaping group operating on its own implicates Harriet's father, Ben Ross. With no preparation she rushes south and takes her elderly parents north, hiding in the open, while mother complains all the way.
Keywords
Slavery; Underground Railroad

The Rachel Rescue: Round Three (Table of Contents: 27)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriet Tubman; Rachel; escaping slaves
Synopsis
Despite a long stay in hiding with her sister, no opportunity arises to escape with the children. Harriet advises other escaping slaves, and has a vision of a great war coming.
Keywords
Slavery; Underground Railroad

Chapter 21 (Table of Contents: 28)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriet Tubman; John Brown; Charles Nalle
Synopsis
Harriet and Jon Brown find themselves to be kindred spirits. She agrees to join his raid on Harpers Ferry, but for some reason fails to do so, and it ends in defeat. She later leads a mob in freeing a captured fugitive slave by force.
Keywords
Harpers Ferry; slavery

The Rachel Rescue: Round Four (Table of Contents: 29)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriet Tubman; Rachel's neighbor; Quaker; householder
Synopsis
Harriet returns to the south only to find that her sister Rachel has died. She never succeeds in locating Rachel's children, but leads another small group to freedom.

Chapter 22 (Table of Contents: 30)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harriet Tubman; Margaret; Colonel James Montgomery; General Rufus Saxton; Union soldiers; hangman; provost; Nathan Hale
Synopsis
Harriet works with the Union army as a spy and scout. In South Carolina she leads troops on a raid that frees 800 slaves in a single night. As the war nears its ends she returns to her home in Auburn, New York, where she spends the rest of her days in peace.
Keywords
American Civil War; slavery

Indexer Notes

The illustration spanning pages 122 and 123 suggests Eugène Delacroix's painting, "Liberty Leading the People."

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! This page is supposed to be for me and my medal only!
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Medal eagle; research babies

Indexer Notes

Bibliography

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H. B. Lindsley (photograph); Martin M. Lawrence (photograph) (attributed); ? (photograph)
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H. B. Lindsley (photograph); Martin M. Lawrence (photograph) (attributed); ? (photograph)
Letters
Nathan Hale

Characters
Harriet Tubman; Frederick Douglass; John Brown

"Who would win in a fight between Henry Knox, the Specter of Death, Gustavus Fox, and the the 1916 god of war?" (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

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North America 1850 (Table of Contents: 35)

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Provost; hangman
Keywords
Map

Indexer Notes

Same as sequence 1

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