The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Author Colson Whitehead
ISBN-10 0708898408
Release 2017-04-26
Pages 366
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Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates 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 the story of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shatteringly powerful meditation on history.



The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Author Colson Whitehead
ISBN-10 0345804325
Release 2018-01-30
Pages 336
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book Award Winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Longlisted for the Prix M�dicis One of the Best books of the Year: The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, HuffPost, Esquire, Minneapolis Star Tribune Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood--where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage--and a powerful meditation on the history we all share.



The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Author Colson Whitehead
ISBN-10 0708898378
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 320
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The Underground Railroad Pulitzer Prize Winner National Book Award Winner Oprah s Book Club

The Underground Railroad  Pulitzer Prize Winner  National Book Award Winner   Oprah s Book Club Author Colson Whitehead
ISBN-10 9780385537049
Release 2016-08-02
Pages 304
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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.



Redfield Farm

Redfield Farm Author Judith Redline Coopey
ISBN-10 0978924746
Release 2010-08
Pages 287
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The story of Ann Redfield, a young Quaker woman whose brother, Jesse, is involved in the Underground Railroad. Ann's devotion to her brother runs deep, so she joins him in the struggle. Together they lie, sneak, masquerade and defy their way past would-be enforcers of the hated Fugitive Slave Law. Their dedication to the cause complicates relationships with their fellow Quakers, pro-slavery neighbors and even the fugitives themselves. When grave disappointment shakes Ann to her roots, she turns to one of the fugitives for comfort, and comfort leads to intimacy. The result, both poignant and inspiring, is life-long devotion to each other and their cause. Redfield Farm is a tale of compassion, dedication and love, steeped in the details of another time, but resonant with implications for todays world. The author brings a deep understanding of the intricacies of the Underground Railroad, lending authenticity and truth to this tale of a life well-lived and a love well-founded.



True North

True North Author Kathryn Lasky
ISBN-10 0590205242
Release 1996
Pages 266
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Because of the strong influence which her grandfather, an abolitionist, has in her life, fourteen-year-old Lucy assists a fugitive slave girl in her escape.



The Underground Rail Road

The Underground Rail Road Author William Still
ISBN-10 KBNL:KBNL03000311682
Release 1872
Pages 780
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Enjoy learning the vast history of the Underground Railroad through many different eyes in this book by William Still, the black abolitionist who is often called the "Father of the Underground Railroad" for his remarkable role in organizing its operation, as well as the multitude of people he helped to find freedom. Discover the many individual stories of the journey to freedom in this remarkable book.



Beyond the River

Beyond the River Author Ann Hagedorn
ISBN-10 1439128669
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 352
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Beyond the River brings to brilliant life the dramatic story of the forgotten heroes of the Ripley, Ohio, line of the Underground Railroad. From the highest hill above the town of Ripley, Ohio, you can see five bends in the Ohio River. You can see the hills of northern Kentucky and the rooftops of Ripley’s riverfront houses. And you can see what the abolitionist John Rankin saw from his house at the top of that hill, where for nearly forty years he placed a lantern each night to guide fugitive slaves to freedom beyond the river. In Beyond the River, Ann Hagedorn tells the remarkable story of the participants in the Ripley line of the Underground Railroad, bringing to life the struggles of the men and women, black and white, who fought “the war before the war” along the Ohio River. Determined in their cause, Rankin, his family, and his fellow abolitionists—some of them former slaves themselves—risked their lives to guide thousands of runaways safely across the river into the free state of Ohio, even when a sensational trial in Kentucky threatened to expose the Ripley “conductors.” Rankin, the leader of the Ripley line and one of the early leaders of the antislavery movement, became nationally renowned after the publication of his Letters on American Slavery, a collection of letters he wrote to persuade his brother in Virginia to renounce slavery. A vivid narrative about memorable people, Beyond the River is an inspiring story of courage and heroism that transports us to another era and deepens our understanding of the great social movement known as the Underground Railroad.



Summary The Underground Railroad By Colson Whitehead A Novel

Summary  The Underground Railroad By Colson Whitehead  A Novel Author Learning Frenzy
ISBN-10 9781365631351
Release 2016-12-23
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A 3rd generation black slave, Cora dreamt of living her life in freedom and finding her mother who abandoned her at a very young age. While serving on a Georgia cotton plantation, Cora was approached one day by another slave named Caesar - who offered a glimpse of freedom at such a dark time. Although hesitant at first, Cora found her courage and unfortunately killed someone in her desperate attempt for escape. Her journey to freedom was never easy - getting subjected to pretend who she’s not and going from one nightmare to another. Cora’s persistent attempt to be free from bondage was almost halted by her relentless captor, Ridgeway; she had to muster all her strength to evade his clutches and avoid persecution. Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” details the hauntingly numerous horrors of black slavery in the Southern part of the Americas as it is visibly featured in this award-winning literary masterpiece and also served as a conscious message of white supremacy that existed for decades.



The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Author Sheila Griffin Llanas
ISBN-10 9781624314612
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 32
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This book relays the factual details of the Underground Railroad and slavery in the United States. The narrative provides multiple accounts of the events, and readers learn details from the point of view of a slave, a slave owner, and a conductor on the railroad. This book offers opportunities to compare and contrast various perspectives in a text while gathering and analyzing information about an historical event.



Sag Harbor

Sag Harbor Author Colson Whitehead
ISBN-10 9781446477656
Release 2013-12-12
Pages 288
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It's the summer of 1985 and Benji is determined that this is the summer when things will change and he'll fit in. For starters, he'll be reinvented as 'Ben'. When that doesn't catch on, it's another summer of the perpetual mortification that is teenage existence. Benji spends most of the year as one of the only black kids at an elite prep school in Manhattan, going to roller disco bar mitzvahs, desperately trying to find his place in the social hierarchy. Then he spends his summers in the African-American community of Sag Harbor on Long Island, and is just as confused. He's way behind on the latest handshakes, baffled by new slang, and his attempts to be cool and meet girls are constantly thwarted by his extremely awkward inner geek, braces and a badly cut Afro.



The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom Author Wilbur H. Siebert
ISBN-10 9780486138510
Release 2012-04-10
Pages 560
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Interviews and excerpts from diaries, letters, biographies, memoirs, speeches, and other firsthand accounts shed much light on the origins of a system that provided aid to fugitive slaves. 46 black-and-white illustrations.



Barefoot

Barefoot Author Pamela Duncan Edwards
ISBN-10 9780064435192
Release 1998-12-15
Pages 32
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In the dark of the night a Barefoot, an escaped slave, flees for his life. With his pursuers close behind and the moon shrouded in clouds, Barefoot must rely on the wisdom of the wild animals of the forest and swamp to guide him to the safety of the underground railroad. Innovative perspective and use of light and a spare text result in an unforgettable portrayal of one slave's journey to freedom. "Another outstanding collaboration from the duo responsible for Some Smug Slug."—starred review/School Library Journal



What Was the Underground Railroad

What Was the Underground Railroad Author Yona Zeldis McDonough
ISBN-10 9780448467122
Release 2013
Pages 108
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"No one knows where the term "Underground Railroad" came from--there were no trains or tracks, only abolitionist "conductors" who helped bring an estimated 100,000 slaves to freedom through elaborate routes that included "stations," safe houses where fugitives could rest before moving on, and a system of codes and signals used to identify friend from foe. Including real stories from the "Railroad," What Was the Underground Railroad? will capture young readers' hearts: there are close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and unending sacrifices slaves made for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!"--



Hippocrene Guide to the Underground Railroad

Hippocrene Guide to the Underground Railroad Author Charles L. Blockson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105003475071
Release 1994
Pages 380
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Offers a travel guide and historic reference to historic sites in twenty-three states and two Canadian provinces relating to the Underground Railroad



The Intuitionist

The Intuitionist Author Colson Whitehead
ISBN-10 9780708898482
Release 2017-05-04
Pages 272
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Verticality, architectural and social, is at the heart of Colson Whitehead's first novel that takes place in an unnamed high-rise city that combines twenty-first-century engineering feats with nineteenth-century pork-barrel politics. Elevators are the technological expression of the vertical ideal, and Lila Mae Watson, the city's first black female elevator inspector, is its embattled token of upward mobility.When Number Eleven of the newly completed Fanny Briggs Memorial Building goes into deadly free-fall just hours after Lila Mae has signed off on it, using the controversial 'Intuitionist' method of ascertaining elevator safety, both Intuitionists and Empiricists recognize the set-up, but may be willing to let Lila Mae take the fall in an election year. As Lila Mae strives to exonerate herself in this urgent adventure full of government spies, underworld hit men, and seductive double agents, behind the action, always, is the Idea. Lila Mae's quest is mysteriously entwined with existence of heretofore lost writings by James Fulton, father of Intuitionism, a giant of vertical thought. If she is able to find and reveal his plan for the perfect, next-generation elevator, the city as it now exists may instantly become obsolescent.



The Noble Hustle

The Noble Hustle Author Colson Whitehead
ISBN-10 9780345804334
Release 2015
Pages 234
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"In The Noble Hustle, Colson Whitehead does for participatory journalism what he did for zombie novels in Zone One: Take one literary genius, add $10,000 and a seat at the World Series of Poker, and stir. On one level, Colson Whitehead's The Noble Hustle is a familiar species of participatory journalism - a longtime neighborhood poker player, Colson was given a $10,000 stake and an assignment from the online ESPN offshoot Grantland to see how far he could get in the World Series of Poker. But since it stems from the astonishing mind of Colson Whitehead (MacArthur Award-endorsed!), the book is a brilliant, hilarious, weirdly profound and ultimately moving portrayal of - yes, it sounds overblown and ridiculous, but really! - the human condition"--