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True North: Tice's Story

Palpitating with tension.


The great escape of the African slaves out of bondage in the South in the 1850s and 1860s is told through the dramatic and danger-filled story of one young man, Tice, and his escape from Kentucky through Maine to Canada on the “Underground Railroad.”


The 19-year-old, God-fearing Tice runs from his master’s plantation in Maysville, Kentucky, and swims the Ohio River to Ripley, Ohio, where he is connected to a network of people who rush him northeastward, ever northeastward toward New Brunswick, Canada. Always pursued by the ruthless Morgan, his master’s foreman.

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