The Underground Railroad : a novel

The Underground Railroad : a novel

Whitehead, Colson, 1969- author.


First edition.

Physical Description
306 pages ; 25 cm

Ajarry -- Georgia -- Ridgeway -- South Carolina -- Stevens -- North Carolina -- Ethel -- Tennessee -- Caesar -- Indiana -- Mabel -- The North.

Reading Level
890 L Lexile

Subject Term
Underground Railroad -- Fiction.
Fugitive slaves -- United States -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- History -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
United States -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
United States -- Race relations -- Fiction.
Southern States -- 19th century -- Fiction.

Historical fiction.

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.

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