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The Resource The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead

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
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 hunted. In Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor - engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar's 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 brilliantly re-creates 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 a kinetic adventure tale of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1969-
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Whitehead, Colson
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3573.H4768
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Bahni Turpin
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Turpin, Bahni
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  • Underground Railroad
  • Fugitive slaves
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Railroads
  • African Americans
  • Southern States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/32468B91-4CB1-41A0-ABB3-9124018F56C5/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=9A39B9D8-1D61-468C-B00A-6F31EADDF28C
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
one color
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 43 min., 47 sec.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524736286
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
unknown sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • ocn953575981
  • (OCoLC)953575981
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The underground railroad : a novel, Colson Whitehead
Link
http://vpl.lib.overdrive.com/32468B91-4CB1-41A0-ABB3-9124018F56C5/10/50/en/ContentDetails.htm?id=9A39B9D8-1D61-468C-B00A-6F31EADDF28C
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
one color
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 43 min., 47 sec.))
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524736286
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
unknown sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • ocn953575981
  • (OCoLC)953575981
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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