The Picture the Past series looks at the many kinds of communities in America's past. Each book describes what made each community different and what children and adults did each day. Life on the Underground Railroad In this book, discover what life was like for slaves escaping to freedom in the North. Learn how slaves found out about the trails to follow and how people helped them on their way. Travel with the slaves as they head north, avoiding slave catchers. Then use a recipe to make a food that runaway slaves have eaten-southern biscuits!