The Resource The underground railroad, Colson Whitehead

The underground railroad, Colson Whitehead

Label
The underground railroad
Title
The underground railroad
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1969-
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Whitehead, Colson
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Underground Railroad
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
The underground railroad, Colson Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Standard print edition originally published: London: Fleet, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000059499966
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
391 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781510057630
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The underground railroad, Colson Whitehead
Publication
Copyright
Note
Standard print edition originally published: London: Fleet, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000059499966
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
391 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781510057630
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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