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BOOK CLUB KIT - UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

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BOOK CLUB KIT - UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

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Material Type
Book
Author
Whitehead, Colson, 1969-
Publication Info.
©2016
Publication Info.
New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.

Details

Edition
First Anchor Books edition.
Description
313 pages ; 21 cm
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"--Publisher's description.
Contents
10 copies of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Genre/Form
Historical fiction.
Subject
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction.
Underground Railroad -- Fiction.