The Resource The Underground Railroad
- The Underground Railroad
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- Colson Whitehead
- trueRace (Social sciences)
- trueLiterary fiction
- trueHistorical fiction
- trueHistorical Fiction
- trueFugitive slaves
- trueAfrican American Fiction
- trueAfrican American fiction
- trueAfrican Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century
- trueAntebellum America (1820-1861) -- 1820 -- 1861
- trueUnited States -- History -- 19th century
- trueUnderground Railroad
- trueSouthern States -- Race relations | History -- 19th century
- #1 New York Times BestsellerWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWinner of the National Book AwardWinner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionLonglisted for the Man Booker Prize One of the Best books of the Year: The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, HuffPost, Esquire, Minneapolis Star Tribune Look for Whitehead's acclaimed new novel, The Nickel Boys, available now!Cora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share
- ALA Notable Book, 2017.
- Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, 2017.
- Arthur C. Clarke Award, 2017.
- Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
- Goodreads Choice Award, 2016
- Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2017.
- Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Fiction, 2017.
- Library Journal Best Books, 2016
- National Book Award for Fiction, 2016.
- New York Times Notable Book, 2016
- Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2017.
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