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The Underground Railroad Pulitzer Prize Winner National Book Award Winner Oprah s Book Club

The Underground Railroad  Pulitzer Prize Winner   National Book Award Winner   Oprah s Book Club  Book
Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Anchor
Release : 2016-08-02
ISBN : 0385537042
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share. Look for Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Book
Author : Colson Whitehead
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-10-06
ISBN : 0708898386
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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NOW A MAJOR TV SERIES BY BARRY JENKINS (COMING MAY 2021) WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017 WINNER OF THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2017 LONGLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER 2016 'Whitehead is on a roll: the reviews have been sublime' Guardian 'Luminous, furious, wildly inventive' Observer 'Hands down one of the best, if not the best, book I've read this year' Stylist 'Dazzling' New York Review of Books Praised by Barack Obama and an Oprah Book Club Pick, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead won the National Book Award 2016 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017. Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America, from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once the story of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shatteringly powerful meditation on history.

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom Book
Author : Wilbur Henry Siebert
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1898
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom book written by Wilbur Henry Siebert, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Book
Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-03-26
ISBN : 1317454162
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The culmination of years of research in dozens of archives and libraries, this fascinating encyclopedia provides an unprecedented look at the network known as the Underground Railroad - that mysterious "system" of individuals and organizations that helped slaves escape the American South to freedom during the years before the Civil War. In operation as early as the 1500s and reaching its peak with the abolitionist movement of the antebellum period, the Underground Railroad saved countless lives and helped alter the course of American history. This is the most complete reference on the Underground Railroad ever published. It includes full coverage of the Railroad in both the United States and Canada, which was the ultimate destination of many of the escaping slaves. "The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations" explores the people, places, writings, laws, and organizations that made this network possible. More than 1,500 entries detail the families and personalities involved in the operation, and sidebars extract primary source materials for longer entries. This encyclopedia features extensive supporting materials, including maps with actual Underground Railroad escape routes, photos, a chronology, genealogies of those involved in the operation, a listing of Underground Railroad operatives by state or Canadian province, a "passenger" list of escaping slaves, and primary and secondary source bibliographies.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Book
Author : Ann Heinrichs
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780756501020
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the underground railroad which helped slaves escape to freedom.

Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad

Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad Book
Author : Eber M. Pettit
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1879
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume contains a multitude of wonderful stories that weave together a picture of life in the South in the 1800s and the fear and courage of those that participated in helping thousands of people escape slavery. The work also includes chapters on the politics of the time, and the oft-times contradictory laws that were passed.

The Underground Rail Road

The Underground Rail Road Book
Author : William Still
Publisher : Philadelphia : Porter & Coates
Release : 1872
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Enjoy learning the vast history of the Underground Railroad through many different eyes in this book by William Still, the black abolitionist who is often called the "Father of the Underground Railroad" for his remarkable role in organizing its operation, as well as the multitude of people he helped to find freedom. Discover the many individual stories of the journey to freedom in this remarkable book.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Book
Author : Raymond Bial
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 1999-09-27
ISBN : 0547529821
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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By ones, twos, and threes, in the years before the Civil War thousands of enslaved people slipped through the night on their way to freedom, riding the Underground Railroad. Hidden and hunted, the escape of southern slaves to the North remains a compelling event in American history. Within the pages of this book are documented, in prose and elegantly articulate photographs, examples of "stations" on the Railroad, along with images of the routes, lives, and hardships of both the "passengers" and "conductors."

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Book
Author : Adrienne Shadd,Afua Cooper,Karolyn Smardz Frost
Publisher : Dundurn
Release : 2005-11-28
ISBN : 177070437X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! stands out as an engaging and highly readable account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800s. Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper and Karolyn Smardz Frost offer many helpful points of entry for readers learning for the first time about Black history in Canada. They also give surprising and detailed information to enrich the understanding of people already passionate about this neglected aspect of our own past." - Lawrence Hill, Writer The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto!, a richly illustrated book, examines the urban connection of the clandestine system of secret routes, safe houses and "conductors." Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it also explores what happened to them after they arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show "The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom!" at the Royal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplored chapter in Toronto's history.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Book
Author : William Still
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-03-15
ISBN : 048613122X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From a "conductor" who assisted runaway slaves in their flight to freedom, here is a collection of letters, newspaper articles, and firsthand accounts about refugees' narrow escapes and deadly struggles. Over 50 illustrations.

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom

The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom Book
Author : William M. Mitchell
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1860
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom book written by William M. Mitchell, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Book
Author : Charles L. Blockson
Publisher : Berkley
Release : 1989
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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First-hand accounts of daring escapes to freedom by way of the underground railroad.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Book
Author : Ann Malaspina
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1438131291
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 was passed by Congress, the flight to freedom for runaway slaves became even more dangerous. Even the free cities of Boston and Philadelphia were no longer safe, and abolitionists who despised slavery had to turn in fugitives. But the Underground Railroad, a secret and loosely organized network of people and safe houses that led slaves to freedom, only grew stronger. Since the late 1700s, blacks and whites had banded together to aid runaways like Maryland slave Frederick Douglass, who disguised himself as a sailor to board a train to New York. Virginia slave Henry Brown packed himself in a box to get to Philadelphia. The minister John Rankin, who hung a lantern to guide runaways to his house by the Ohio River, endured beatings for speaking against slavery. Quaker storeowner Thomas Garrett was put on trial for helping fugitives in Delaware. Meanwhile, the nation marched on toward Civil War. At its height, between 1810 and 1850, these secret routes and safe houses were used by an estimated 30,000 people escaping enslavement. In The Underground Railroad: The Journey to Freedom, read how this secret system worked in the days leading up to the Civil War and the pivotal role it played in the abolitionist movement.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Book
Author : Michael Burgan,Philip Schwarz
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release : 2006
ISBN : 1438106548
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The transatlantic slave trade and the fugitive slave laws in the late 18th century led to a significant increase in the number of people seeking freedom. Runaway slaves were often aided in their escape by a growing network of people who saw slavery as morally reprehensible. This work explores this intriguing time in American history.

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad

Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad Book
Author : Christine Rudisel,Bob Blaisdell
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2014-09-17
ISBN : 0486780619
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Firsthand accounts of escapes from slavery in the American South include narratives by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Tubman as well as lesser-known travelers of the Underground Railroad.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Book
Author : Allison Lassieur
Publisher : Capstone
Release : 2016-07-15
ISBN : 1515742563
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Are you a slave in the 1850's or a slave catcher? You choose your own adventure.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Book
Author : Lizann Flatt,Natalie Hyde
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2015-02-28
ISBN : 9780778715511
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the 1800s, the Underground Railroad was a system of secret routes and safe places to hide for black slaves trying to escape to freedom. This astonishing book details the evidence that led up to the acceptance of slavery as well as the rejection of it. Readers will discover that when faced with evidence of the plight of slaves, such as slave auction posters, engravings, photographs, and interviews, white people had varying views depending on whether they benefited from slavery themselves. Readers will learn how prejudice and circumstances at the time of an event can influence people's interpretation of evidence and how that perspective can change over time. They will also learn how to use critical thinking in their own examinations of evidence. Present-day examples show how history repeats itself when evidence is denied or interpreted to one side's benefit.

Places of the Underground Railroad A Geographical Guide

Places of the Underground Railroad  A Geographical Guide Book
Author : Tom Calarco,Cynthia Vogel,Kathryn Grover,Rae Hallstrom,Sharron L. Pope,Melissa Waddy- Thibodeaux
Publisher : Greenwood
Release : 2010-12-03
ISBN : 031338147X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This up-to-date compilation details the most significant stops along the Underground Railroad. • Approximately 75 A–Z entries cover the most significant stations on the Underground Railroad • Illustrations and maps help readers envision routes and strategies of railroad "conductors" • Interactive sidebars offer a firsthand glimpse into the arduous nature of Underground Railroad journeys, the decisions made, and the plans involved • Primary source letters and diary entries detail actual incidents that took place • A chronology includes important events related to the Underground Railroad from the Colonial Period to the Civil War • Suggested reading sections after each entry and a general print and nonprint bibliography act as a guide for further research

Slavery the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire

Slavery   the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire Book
Author : Michelle Arnosky Sherburne
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release : 2016-01-25
ISBN : 1625856377
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity. But the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and Stephen Symonds Foster helped create a statewide antislavery movement. Abolitionists and freed slaves assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne uncovers the truth about slavery, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement in New Hampshire.