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Title: Underground Railroad, The
Authors: Whitehead, Colson
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 306
Year: 2016
Publisher: Anchor Books
Language: English
Description: Cora and fellow slave Caesar flee their cotton plantation in Georgia, hanging on to the hope and knowledge that there are brave souls who will risk their own lives to get them to freedom. It is not just an underground railway of routes and safe houses but a literal subterranean bricks and mortar network moving people away from the abhorrent realities of slavery in the antebellum South. Cora's journey north is harrowing as she experiences, state by state, inventive solutions to the 'negro problem'.

Referencing today's political and social attitudes, and with its vignettes of alternate history, this is a powerful, genre-bending story of America and its past. [Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Award Winner.]
Categories: Fiction, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Historical, Human Rights, Social commentary/perspectives, America, 2019 Titles

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