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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

The Underground Railroad

Author : Colson Whitehead
ISBN : 9780345804327
Genre : Fiction
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Originally published: New York: Doubledday, 2016.
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 : Allison Lassieur
ISBN : 1429601647
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the Underground Railroad that operated in the United States for runaway slaves, and offers readers a chance to pick sides and make choices.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Underground Railroad

Author : William Still
ISBN : 9788027240326
Genre : Fugitive slaves
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Category: Fugitive slaves