Even before the first glorious ring of the Liberty Bell, America was a land of freedom and promise. The Cornerstones of Freedom series explores what inspires people from all over the world to start life anew here, endure the economic and social upheavals, and defend the land and rights that are unique to the United States of America.
This book discusses the Underground Railroad, the network of people and safe houses used to lead runaway slaves to freedom in the United States during the nineteenth century.
Lucia Raatma received her bachelor s degree in English literature from the University of South Carolina and her master's degree in cinema studies from New York University. She has written a wide range of books for young people. She lives with her family in Florida.