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The Resource The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead

The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead

Label
The underground railroad : a novel
Title
The underground railroad
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Pulitzer Price for Fiction, 2017.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Colson
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitives from justice
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Oprah's book club
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780345804327
Lccn
2016000643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)933420484
Label
The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Publication
Note
Oprah's book club
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780345804327
Lccn
2016000643
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)933420484

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