The underground railroad : a novel
by
 
Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.

Title
The underground railroad : a novel

Author
Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.

ISBN
9780385542364

Physical Description
306 pages ; 25 cm

Abstract
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. 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.

Subject Term
Underground Railroad -- Fiction.
 
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.

Electronic Access
Cover image 9780385537032.jpg

Genre
Historical fiction. gsafd

Format
Book

Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice
New York : Doubleday, [2016]


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookWHIT32530608376040Main JCPLAdult Fiction Area
BookWHIT32530610947564Wilmore JCPL+Adult Fiction Area