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The underground railroad : a novel

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-, author.

New York : Doubleday, [2016]

306 pages ; 25 cm.

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Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their 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 re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.

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ISBN:

978-0-385-54236-4 (hardcover)

ISBN:

978-0-385-54236-4 (hardcover)

ISBN:

9780385542371 (ebook)

LC Call No:

PS3573.H4768 U53 2016

Dewey Class No:

813/.54 23

Author:

Whitehead, Colson, 1969-, author.

Title:

The underground railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead.

Edition:

First edition.

Physical:

306 pages ; 25 cm.

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

Summary:

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their 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 re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day.

Subject:

Underground Railroad--Fiction

Subject:

Fugitive slaves--United States--Fiction

Subject:

Fugitives from justice--Fiction

Subject:

African Americans--Social conditions--History--Fiction.

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