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The Underground Railroad Pulitzer Prize Winner National Book Award Winner Oprah S Book Club

Author : Colson Whitehead
ISBN : 9780385537049
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
Category: Fiction

Underground Railroad

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ISBN : 1602704295
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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United States, 1800s. Due to the need for manual labor, millions of African people were transported to and sold in the United States. These people were treated as property, and many felt this was wrong. These people helped thousands of slaves escape to the North where slavery was illegal. Follow the drinking gourd along the Underground Railroad in these daring graphic novels.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Underground Railroad

Author : Colson Whitehead
ISBN : 0525435700
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Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood - where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned - Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor - engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey - hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.
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Apex

Author : Colson Whitehead
ISBN : 3446208704
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Das Schiff Der Tr Ume

Author : Martha Conway
ISBN : 9783641205669
Genre : Fiction
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1838 auf dem Ohio River: May Bedloe arbeitet als Schneiderin für ihre Cousine Comfort Vertue, eine gefeierte Schauspielerin. May hatte nie das Bedürfnis, im Scheinwerferlicht zu stehen, und ist mit ihrem einfachen Leben zufrieden. Doch dann trennt sich Comfort überraschend von May, und zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben ist diese ganz auf sich allein gestellt. Aus der Not heraus heuert sie auf Hugo Cushings Theaterschiff an – und blüht auf. Denn die bunte, exotische Truppe, die ihr dort begegnet, lässt sie endlich zu sich selbst finden. Als ihr dann noch Hugo selbst Avancen macht, scheint ihrem Glück nichts mehr im Wege zu sein. Doch gerade als May ihren Platz im Leben gefunden zu haben glaubt, wird sie vor die größte Herausforderung ihres Lebens gestellt ...
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The Underground Railroad With Illustrations

Author : William Still
ISBN : 9788026873709
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This carefully crafted ebook: “THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD (With Illustrations)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This book chronicles the stories of some 649 slaves who escaped to freedom via the Underground Railroad, a secret network formed by abolitionists and former slaves who helped them escape to the North. This book’s original aim was to reunite those slaves with their families. But now it has turned into an important historical document that visiblises the existence of those who suffered inhuman cruelty at the hands of Southern Slave Owners and yet had the courage to break free. These unknown heroes and heroines were in true sense the founding fathers of African American Communities. This is why their stories must be heard and brought back from oblivion. A MUST READ! Excerpt: "Like millions of my race, my mother and father were born slaves, but were not contented to live and die so. My father purchased himself in early manhood by hard toil. Mother saw no way for herself and children to escape the horrors of bondage but by flight. Bravely, with her four little ones, with firm faith in God and an ardent desire to be free, she forsook the prison-house, and succeeded, through the aid of my father, to reach a free State. The old familiar slave names had to be changed…" William Still (1821–1902) was an African-American abolitionist, conductor on the Underground Railroad, writer, historian and civil rights activist. He was chairman of the Vigilance Committee of the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society and directly aided fugitive slaves by keeping records of their lives and helping families reunite after the abolishment of slavery.
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John Henry Days

Author : Colson Whitehead
ISBN : 9783446262348
Genre : Fiction
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In einem Kaff in West Virginia findet ein Festival zu Ehren des legendären Volkshelden John Henry statt. Als der junge Journalist J. Sutter und seine Feunde dort erscheinen, treffen zwei Welten aufeinander. Ein witziges und zugleich beunruhigendes Porträt der amerikanischen Gesellschaft, laut Jonathan Franzen "unwiderstehlich geschrieben".
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What Was The Underground Railroad

Author : Yona Zeldis McDonough
ISBN : 9780698159730
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive! From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction