The Underground Railroad was a path slaves traveled from the South to the North in hopes of being free. Why was it called a railroad? How did they know where to travel? Those who traveled the path had to be brave and courageous. Many slaves as well as those who helped them gain their freedom are highlighted. Learn about the history and the secrets of the Underground Railroad through photographs, maps, and informational sidebars. This title will allow students to determine the main idea of a text and recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.