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The Underground Railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead

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Material Type
Book
Author
Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.
Publication Info.
New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.
Publication Info.
©2016

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Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Description
313 pages ; 21 cm
Note
"First Anchor Books edition, January 2018." --Verso of title page.
Contents
Ajarry
Georgia
Ridgeway
South Carolina
Stevens
North Carolina
Ethel
Tennessee
Caesar
Indiana
Mabel
The North
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"--Publisher's description.
11.00 AHS (99-AHS-9)
Awards
National Book Award, 2016.
Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence for Fiction Winner, 2017.
Subject
Underground Railroad -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction.
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves. (OCoLC)fst00935940
Underground Railroad. (OCoLC)fst01160987
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term
1800-1899