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The underground railroad / Colson Whitehead.

By: Whitehead, Colson, 1969-.
Publisher: London : Fleet, 2017Description: 366 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780708898406 : (pbk.).Subject(s): Slavery -- Georgia | Civil rights movements -- Fiction | African American women -- Fiction | Fugitive slaves -- History -- 19th century. -- United States | Southern States -- History -- 1775-1865 -- Fiction | Georgia -- History -- 20th century -- FictionDDC classification: 823
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, an existence made even more hellish by here status as an outcast among her fellow Africans. And she is approaching womanhood, where greater pain and danger awaits. So when Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, Cora takes the momentous decision to accompany him on his escape to the North. The Underground Railroad is a dilapidated box-car pulled by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Thus begins Cora's perilous journey, as she is pursued by a ruthless slave-catcher named Ridgeway, obsessed both with Cora and her mother, who eluded him years before.
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions Nov - Dec 2019 | New acquisitions 2019 | Acquisitions 2019-2020
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Fiction FIC WHI (Browse shelf) Checked out 22/06/2021 000438339

First published: 2016.

Includes extract from The intuitionist, Colson Whitehead's debut novel.

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

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia, an existence made even more hellish by here status as an outcast among her fellow Africans. And she is approaching womanhood, where greater pain and danger awaits. So when Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, Cora takes the momentous decision to accompany him on his escape to the North.

The Underground Railroad is a dilapidated box-car pulled by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Thus begins Cora's perilous journey, as she is pursued by a ruthless slave-catcher named Ridgeway, obsessed both with Cora and her mother, who eluded him years before.

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