The Resource The underground railroad : a novel
- The underground railroad : a novel
- Statement of responsibility
- 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. 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
- Literary fiction
- Underground Railroad
- Historical fiction
- Race (Social sciences)
- Fugitive slaves
- United States -- History -- 19th century
- African American fiction
- Southern States -- Race relations | History -- 19th century
- African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century
- 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.
- Cataloging source
- Dewey number
- no index present
- LC call number
- LC item number
- U53 2016
- Literary form
- Target audience
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