The Underground Railroad
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The Underground Railroad


  • Author: Colson Whitehead
  • Release Date : 2016-08-02
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 5402957 Bytes


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling 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. 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 hunt...

The Underground Railroad
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The Underground Railroad


  • Author: William Still
  • Release Date : 1902-01-01
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 1755182 Bytes


In looking back now over these strange and eventful Providences, in the light of the wonderful changes wrought by Emancipation, I am more and more constrained to believe that the reasons, which years ago led me to aid the bondman and preserve the records of his sufferings, are to day quite as potent in convincing me that the necessity of the times requires this testimony....

The Underground Railroad
Score: 4
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The Underground Railroad


  • Author : Colson Whitehead
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2018-01-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345804327


The Underground Railroad Book Description :

Originally published: New York: Doubledday, 2016....

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad


  • Author : Ann Malaspina
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Abolitionists
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438131290


The Underground Railroad Book Description :

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, endu...

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad


  • Author : Kerry S. Walters
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598846478


The Underground Railroad Book Description :

Full of true stories more dramatic than any fiction, The Underground Railroad: A Reference Guide offers a fresh, revealing look at the efforts of hundreds of dedicated persons—white and black, men and women, from all walks of life—to help slave fugitives find freedom in the decades leading up to the Civil War. * Original documents, from key legislation like The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 to first-person narratives of escaping slaves * Biographical sketches of key figures involved in the Underground Railroad, including Levi Coffin, William Lloyd Garrison, Robert Purvis, and Mary Ann Shadd...

Gateway to Freedom

Gateway to Freedom


  • Author : Eric Foner
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2015-01-19
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393244075


Gateway to Freedom Book Description :

Traces the workings of the underground railroad in slave-dependent New York by three lesser-known heroes who coordinated with black dockworkers and counterparts in other states to help thousands of fugitive slaves between 1830 and 1860. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Fiery Trail....

What Was the Underground Railroad

What Was the Underground Railroad


  • Author : Yona Zeldis McDonough
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-12-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698159730


What Was the Underground Railroad Book Description :

No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive! From the Trade Paperback edition....