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The Book De ondergrondse spoorweg
The Author Colson Whitehead
The Publisher Atlas Contact
Release Date2016-12-22
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages
ISBN 9789025449131
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: BEKROOND MET DE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Cora is slavin op een katoenplantage in Georgia. Haar helse leven staat op het punt om nog erger te worden: de wrede eigenaar heeft zijn oog op haar laten vallen. Ze besluit om te vluchten, en met hulp van de Ondergrondse Spoorweg (in Amerika het begrip voor het clandestiene netwerk van antislavernijactivisten) begint ze een lange, huiveringwekkende reis door de zuidelijke staten van Amerika richting het vrije Noorden, met de slavenpatrouille op haar hielen.


The Book De ondergrondse spoorweg
The Author Colson Whitehead
The Publisher
Release Date2018
Genre
Pages
ISBN 9025452396
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book De ondergrondse spoorweg
The Author Colson Whitehead
The Publisher
Release Date2017-01-02
Genre
Pages
ISBN 9025449123
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Underground Railroad Pulitzer Prize Winner National Book Award Winner Oprah s Book Club
The Author Colson Whitehead
The Publisher Anchor
Release Date2016-08-02
Genre Fiction
Pages 304
ISBN 9780385537049
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South 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.


The Book The Underground Railroad
The Author Colson Whitehead
The Publisher Anchor
Release Date2018-01-30
Genre Fiction
Pages 336
ISBN 9780345804327
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Originally published: New York: Doubledday, 2016.


The Book A Study Guide for Colson Whitehead s The Underground Railroad
The Author Gale, Cengage Learning
The Publisher Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 21
ISBN 9781410392886
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A Study Guide for Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


The Book De zoon van de verhalenverteller
The Author Pierre Jarawan
The Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date2017-01-10
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789402751444
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ***BOEK VAN DE MAAND DWDD*** Unaniem gekozen door het boekenpanel! Wat Hosseini doet voor Afghanistan doet Jarawan voor Libanon. 'Alle zonen houden van hun vader. Maar ik verafgoodde de mijne, omdat hij me meenam in zijn wereld van verhalen.' Samir verruilt het veilige Duitsland voor het wankele Beiroet om verleden en heden eindelijk te kunnen verbinden: wat is er gebeurd met zijn vader, die het gezin zo plotseling in de steek heeft gelaten? De enige aanknopingspunten zijn een oude foto en de verhaaltjes-voor-het-slapengaan die zijn vader hem vroeger vertelde. Samirs tocht leidt door een verscheurd land, waar men niet zit te wachten op verborgen verledens. En Samir ontdekt welk verwoestend effect een familiegeheim kan hebben. Jarawan toont een ongeëvenaarde gevoeligheid voor de conflicten in het Midden-Oosten, en tegelijkertijd voor de rijke verteltraditie uit de Oriënt. Zijn rijke en intelligente debuut vertelt een verhaal dat juist nu gelezen moet worden en laat zien waarom vaders nooit uit het leven van hun zoon mogen verdwijnen. 'Een spannende familiegeschiedenis, een schijnwerper op de historische en actuele politieke situatie, een getuigenis van de verscheurdheid van migranten tussen hun oude en nieuwe vaderland.' - Ruhr Nachrichten


The Book Slavery and the Underground Railroad
The Author Carin T. Ford
The Publisher Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Release Date2004
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 48
ISBN 076602251X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Discusses the history of slavery, the slave experience, the importance of the underground railroad, and the Emancipation Proclamation.


The Book The Liberty Line
The Author Larry Gara
The Publisher University Press of Kentucky
Release Date1967
Genre History
Pages 201
ISBN 0813127998
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The ABC s of the Underground Railroad
The Author S. Jill Miller
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2009-04
Genre History
Pages 112
ISBN 9781438954745
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Underground Railroad
The Author Ann Malaspina
The Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release Date2010
Genre Abolitionists
Pages 153
ISBN 9781438131290
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: When the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 was passed by Congress, the flight to freedom for runaway slaves became even more dangerous. Even the free cities of Boston and Philadelphia were no longer safe, and abolitionists who despised slavery had to turn in fugitives. But the Underground Railroad, a secret and loosely organized network of people and safe houses that led slaves to freedom, only grew stronger. Since the late 1700s, blacks and whites had banded together to aid runaways like Maryland slave Frederick Douglass, who disguised himself as a sailor to board a train to New York. Virginia slave Henry Brown packed himself in a box to get to Philadelphia. The minister John Rankin, who hung a lantern to guide runaways to his house by the Ohio River, endured beatings for speaking against slavery. Quaker storeowner Thomas Garrett was put on trial for helping fugitives in Delaware. Meanwhile, the nation marched on toward Civil War. At its height, between 1810 and 1850, these secret routes and safe houses were used by an estimated 30,000 people escaping enslavement. In The Underground Railroad: The Journey to Freedom, read how this secret system worked in the days leading up to the Civil War and the pivotal role it played in the abolitionist movement.


The Book Escape to Freedom the Underground Railroad
The Author Barbara Brooks Simons
The Publisher Benchmark Education Company
Release Date2011-01-01
Genre
Pages
ISBN 9781450907446
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Find out about the secret language of the Underground Railroad and the routes that helped slaves escape to freedom.


The Book Hippocrene Guide to the Underground Railroad
The Author Charles L. Blockson
The Publisher New York : Hippocrene Books
Release Date1994
Genre History
Pages 380
ISBN STANFORD:36105003475071
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Offers a travel guide and historic reference to historic sites in twenty-three states and two Canadian provinces relating to the Underground Railroad


The Book The Underground Railroad
The Author Ann Heinrichs
The Publisher Capstone
Release Date2001-01-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 48
ISBN 0756501024
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Describes the underground railroad which helped slaves escape to freedom.


The Book Places of the Underground Railroad
The Author Tom Calarco
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2011
Genre History
Pages 422
ISBN 0313381461
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presents a geographic overview of the Underground Railroad, describing its founding and the most important locations and crossing points in the network used to shelter and transport fugitive slave from the South.


The Book History of the Underground Railroad
The Author R. C. Smedley
The Publisher Stackpole Books
Release Date2004-12
Genre History
Pages 480
ISBN 0811731898
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: • Reprint of a significant primary source on the Underground Railroad • Colorful information and anecdotes from the participants Originally published in 1883 and long out of print, this remarkable volume examines the Underground Railroad as it operated in southeastern Pennsylvania. Based on interviews with those directly involved in the escaped slave network, it tells the stories of freedom seekers, those who helped them, and the places they hid. A new introduction by Christopher Densmore places the book in its historical context and assesses the work in light of more recent scholarship.


The Book The Underground Railroad
The Author Judy Monroe
The Publisher Capstone
Release Date2002-06
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 48
ISBN 0736813446
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An overview of the Underground Railroad explains how abolitionists and other humanitarians assisted fugitive slaves on their perilous journey to freedom.


The Book The Underground Railroad
The Author Kerry S. Walters
The Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date2012
Genre History
Pages 223
ISBN 9781598846478
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Full of true stories more dramatic than any fiction, The Underground Railroad: A Reference Guide offers a fresh, revealing look at the efforts of hundreds of dedicated persons—white and black, men and women, from all walks of life—to help slave fugitives find freedom in the decades leading up to the Civil War. * Original documents, from key legislation like The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 to first-person narratives of escaping slaves * Biographical sketches of key figures involved in the Underground Railroad, including Levi Coffin, William Lloyd Garrison, Robert Purvis, and Mary Ann Shadd


The Book The Underground Railroad
The Author Michael Burgan
The Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release Date2006
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 113
ISBN 9781438106540
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The transatlantic slave trade and the fugitive slave laws in the late 18th century led to a significant increase in the number of people seeking freedom. Runaway slaves were often aided in their escape by a growing network of people who saw slavery as morally reprehensible. This work explores this intriguing time in American history.


The Book The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom
The Author William M. Mitchell
The Publisher
Release Date1860
Genre African Americans
Pages 191
ISBN HARVARD:32044011408879
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Includes many references to Mrs. Stowe and Uncle Tom's cabin.