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The Underground Railroad



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Author
Whitehead, Colson
Descriptors
African-Americans
Fugitives
Racism
Slavery
Underground Railroad
Location/Setting:
United States
Time Period:
19th Century
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Summary
What begins as a slave narrative takes a metaphorical turn when Cora escapes her plantation on a literal hidden rail line built underground. In South Carolina she feels as if she's free for the first time, but soon finds evidence of forced sterilization. In North Carolina, the corpses of African-Americans are hung along roadsides. Further travels find her being hunted by a slave catcher, in hiding and then discovering a community that seems idyllic amidst the violence and bloodshed.
Critique
Winner of the National Book Award, Whitehead's astonishingly original tale of the Underground Railroad jolts readers to re-examine American racial injustice, past and present.
ISBN
9780385537032
  iBistro
# of Pages
306
Published
2016
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Reviewer's Initials: DO SJH BRM CO


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