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The Underground Railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead

Label
The Underground Railroad : a novel
Title
The Underground Railroad
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Colson Whitehead
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. Like the protagonist of Gulliver's Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey-- hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre-Civil War era, his narrative weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.H4768
LC item number
U53 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Railroads
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • United States
Label
The Underground Railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/0A21757C-3528-4B6C-BDAC-1053A5C244C1/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=B11B0405-7BAE-4D5B-B2D4-BB3657545B90
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385537049
Lccn
2016004953
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn936433492
  • (OCoLC)936433492
Label
The Underground Railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/0A21757C-3528-4B6C-BDAC-1053A5C244C1/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=B11B0405-7BAE-4D5B-B2D4-BB3657545B90
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385537049
Lccn
2016004953
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn936433492
  • (OCoLC)936433492

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