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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 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 Colson Whitehead
The Publisher Orbit Books
Release Date2017-04-26
Genre African Americans
Pages 366
ISBN 0708898408
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans and she is approaching womanhood, where it is clear even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North. In Whitehead's razor-sharp imagining of the antebellum South, the Underground Railroad has assumed a physical form: a dilapidated box car pulled along subterranean tracks by a steam locomotive, picking up fugitives wherever it can. Cora and Caesar's first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But its placid surface masks an infernal scheme designed for its unknowing black inhabitants. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher sent to find Cora, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom. At each stop on her journey, Cora encounters a different world. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates 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 the story of one woman's ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shatteringly powerful meditation on history.


The Book The Underground Railroad and Slavery Through Primary Sources
The Author Carin T. Ford
The Publisher Enslow Publishing, LLC
Release Date2013-01-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 48
ISBN 9780766041271
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This middle school series brings Civil War history to life through true stories, descriptions of major events and primary source illustrations that will enhance the reader's experience.


The Book Delia Webster and the Underground Railroad
The Author Randolph Runyon
The Publisher University Press of Kentucky
Release Date
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 0813127696
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 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 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 Ballad of the Underground Railroad
The Author Charles L. Blockson
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2008-04-01
Genre History
Pages 24
ISBN 9781434359858
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Over the past two decades or more, America has witnessed a healthy renewal of interest of the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad is a story of suffering, bravery, secret codes, heroic deeds, treachery and lofty ideas. It is a story about the best and the worst of human kind. Disconnected and daring escapees hoped that the North Star would guide them to stations on the burgeoning Underground Railroad; which by the early 1830's still did not have a name. The word spread from plantation to plantation, city to city, town to town; first in whispers and then out right talk, there was a railroad to freedom. Invisible though it may have been, the Underground Railroad had numerous agents, conductors and stations throughout the secret freedom network. Slave owners of course, looked upon the Underground Railroad as organized theft. Under the constitution of the United States slavery was lawful and slaves were property. Although assisting escapees along the freedom network meant breaking the law. Yet, people like Harriet Tubman, the most famous conductor did so eagerly. The Underground Railroad remained active until the end of the Civil war. Charles L. Blockson


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
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 Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania
The Author William J. Switala
The Publisher Stackpole Books
Release Date2001
Genre History
Pages 216
ISBN 0811716295
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Includes detailed maps of the known routes and railroad sites. Organized in antebellum America to help slaves escape to freedom, the Underground Railroad was cloaked in secrecy and operated at great peril to everyone involved. The system was extremely active in Pennsylvania, with routes in all parts of the state.This book retraces those routes, discusses the large city networks, identifies the houses and sites where escapees found refuge, and records the names of the people who risked their lives to support the operation.


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 Dennis B. Fradin
The Publisher Marshall Cavendish
Release Date2008-09-01
Genre History
Pages 47
ISBN 0761430148
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "Covers the development of the Underground Railroad as a watershed event in U.S. history, influencing social, economic, and political policies that shaped the nation's future"--Provided by publisher.


The Book The Underground Railroad
The Author Judy Dodge Cummings
The Publisher Nomad Press
Release Date2017-02-14
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 128
ISBN 9781619304888
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Imagine leaving everything you’ve ever known—your friends, family, and home—to travel along roads you’ve never seen before, getting help from people you’ve never met before, with the constant threat of capture hovering over your every move. Would you risk your life on the Underground Railroad to gain freedom from slavery? In The Underground Railroad: Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom, readers ages 9 to 12 examine how slavery developed in the United States and what motivated abolitionists to work for its destruction. The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses operated by conductors and station masters, both black and white. Readers follow true stories of enslaved people who braved patrols, the wilderness, hunger, and their own fear in a quest for freedom. In The Underground Railroad, readers dissect primary sources, including slave narratives and runaway ads. Projects include composing a song with a hidden message and navigating by reading the nighttime sky. Amidst the countless tragedies that centuries of slavery brought to African Americans lie tales of hope, resistance, courage, sacrifice, and victory—truly an American story.


The Book The Underground Railroad
The Author Allison Lassieur
The Publisher Capstone
Release Date2007-07-01
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Pages 112
ISBN 1429601647
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Describes the Underground Railroad that operated in the United States for runaway slaves, and offers readers a chance to pick sides and make choices.


The Book The Underground Railroad
The Author DIANE Publishing Company
The Publisher DIANE Publishing
Release Date1995-02-01
Genre History
Pages 194
ISBN 0788146572
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A study by the National Park Service on how to best interpret & commemorate the Underground Railroad, emphasizing the approximate routes taken by slaves escaping to freedom before the Civil War. Findings: the Underground Railroad story is nationally significant; a few elements of the story are represented in existing National Park Service units & other sites, but many important resource types are not adequately represented & protected; many sites remain that meet established criteria for designation as national historic landmarks; many sites are in imminent danger of being lost or destroyed, etc. Illustrated.