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The Underground Railroad : a novel / Colson Whitehead.

By: Whitehead, Colson, 1969-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2016]Copyright date: �2016Edition: First large print edition.Description: 417 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781524736309; 1524736309.Subject(s): Underground Railroad -- Fiction | Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction | Fugitives from justice -- Fiction | African Americans -- Social conditions -- History -- Fiction | United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | United States -- Race relations -- Fiction | Southern States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | FICTION / African American | FICTION / Historical | FICTION / Literary | African Americans -- Social conditions | Fugitive slaves | Fugitives from justice | Race relations | Underground Railroad | Southern States | United States | Underground Railroad | African Americans -- Social conditions -- History -- Fiction | Underground railroad -- Fiction | Large type books | FICTION / African American | Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction | Fugitive slaves | FICTION / Historical | United States | United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | United States -- Race relations -- Fiction | Southern States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction | 1800-1899 | 1800-1899Genre/Form: Large type books. | Historical fiction. | Historical fiction. | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Alternative histories (Fiction) | Fiction. | Historical fiction. | History. | History. | Large type books. | Alternative histories (Fiction.) | Fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54
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. 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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"Oprah's Book Club : 2016 selection"--Cover.

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.

Ajarry -- Georgia -- Ridgeway -- South Carolina -- Stevens -- North Carolina -- Ethel -- Tennessee -- Caesar -- Indiana -- Mabel -- The North.

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