The Underground Railroad Television Tie In

The Underground Railroad  Television Tie In
Author: Colson Whitehead
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780593314760
Available:
Release: 2021-05-04
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize-winning, National Book Award-winning, Oprah-anointed, #1 New York Times bestselling novel that explores America's troubled racial past as only he can--soon to be an original Amazon Prime Video series directed by Barry Jenkins. 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 even 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 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 strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly recreates 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. Look for Colson Whitehead's new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: William Still
Pages: 780
ISBN: CHI:18174457
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Release: 1871
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Gateway to Freedom

Gateway to Freedom
Author: Eric Foner
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780198737902
Available:
Release: 2015-02-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner tells the story of how, between 1830 and 1860, three remarkable men from New York city - a journalist, a furniture polisher, and a black minister - led a secret network that helped no fewer than 3,000 fugitive slaves from the southern states of America to a new life of liberty in Canada.

The Underground Railroad Records

The Underground Railroad Records
Author: William Still
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781984855053
Available:
Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad. Featuring a powerful introduction by Ta-Nehisi Coates As a conductor for the Underground Railroad--the covert resistance network created to aid and protect slaves seeking freedom--William Still helped as many as eight hundred people escape enslavement. He also meticulously collected the letters, biographical sketches, arrival memos, and ransom notes of the escapees. The Underground Railroad Records is an archive of primary documents that trace the narrative arc of the greatest, most successful campaign of civil disobedience in American history. This edition highlights the remarkable creativity, resilience, and determination demonstrated by those trying to subvert bondage. It is a timeless testament to the power we all have to challenge systems that oppress us.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Adrienne Shadd,Afua Cooper,Karolyn Smardz Frost
Pages: 104
ISBN: 9781770707528
Available:
Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: Dundurn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! stands out as an engaging and highly readable account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800s. Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper and Karolyn Smardz Frost offer many helpful points of entry for readers learning for the first time about Black history in Canada. They also give surprising and detailed information to enrich the understanding of people already passionate about this neglected aspect of our own past." - Lawrence Hill, Writer The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto!, a richly illustrated book, examines the urban connection of the clandestine system of secret routes, safe houses and "conductors." Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it also explores what happened to them after they arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show "The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom!" at the Royal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplored chapter in Toronto’s history.

The Intuitionist

The Intuitionist
Author: Colson Whitehead
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307819963
Available:
Release: 2012-05-23
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This debut novel by the two time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys wowed critics and readers everywhere and marked the debut of an important American writer. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read It is a time of calamity in a major metropolitan city's Department of Elevator Inspectors, and Lila Mae Watson, the first black female elevator inspector in the history of the department, is at the center of it. There are two warring factions within the department: the Empiricists, who work by the book and dutifully check for striations on the winch cable and such; and the Intuitionists, who are simply able to enter the elevator cab in question, meditate, and intuit any defects. Lila Mae is an Intuitionist and, it just so happens, has the highest accuracy rate in the entire department. But when an elevator in a new city building goes into total freefall on Lila Mae's watch, chaos ensues. It's an election year in the Elevator Guild, and the good-old-boy Empiricists would love nothing more than to assign the blame to an Intuitionist. But Lila Mae is never wrong. The sudden appearance of excerpts from the lost notebooks of Intuitionism's founder, James Fulton, has also caused quite a stir. The notebooks describe Fulton's work on the "black box," a perfect elevator that could reinvent the city as radically as the first passenger elevator did when patented by Elisha Otis in the nineteenth century. When Lila Mae goes underground to investigate the crash, she becomes involved in the search for the portions of the notebooks that are still missing and uncovers a secret that will change her life forever. Look for Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

What Was the Underground Railroad

What Was the Underground Railroad
Author: Yona Zeldis McDonough,Who HQ
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780698159730
Available:
Release: 2013-12-26
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No one knows where the term Underground Railroad came from--there were no trains or tracks, only "conductors" who helped escaping slaves to freedom. Including real stories about "passengers" on the "Railroad," this book chronicles slaves' close calls with bounty hunters, exhausting struggles on the road, and what they sacrificed for freedom. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, the Underground Railroad comes alive!

I Came as a Stranger

I Came as a Stranger
Author: Bryan Prince
Pages: 160
ISBN: 0887766676
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Tundra Books (NY)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Prior to abolition in 1865, as many as 40,000 men, women, and children made the perilous trip from slavery in the United States to freedom in Canada. Many of them escaped via the Underground Railroad -- a secret network of safe hiding places, furtive transportation, and bold conspirators who risked their liberty, even their lives, for what they believed in. Upon reaching Canada, the fugitives -- most of them penniless, many of them illiterate -- carved out new, independent lives. They built homes, schools, and churches; they became teachers, business owners, writers. And all the while, they feared for the loved ones they had to leave behind. I Came as a Stranger is a powerful history and a valuable guide to sites and communities that commemorate the courage and suffering of a time not so very long ago. Book jacket.

Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad
Author: Colson Whitehead
Pages: 397
ISBN: 2226393196
Available:
Release: 2017-08-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Cora, seize ans, est esclave sur une plantation de coton dans la Géorgie d'avant la guerre de Sécession. Abandonnée par sa mère lorsqu'elle était enfant, elle survit tant bien que mal à la violence de sa condition. Lorsque Caesar, un esclave récemment arrivé de Virginie, lui propose de s'enfuir, elle accepte et tente, au péril de sa vie, de gagner avec lui les Etats libres du Nord. De la Caroline du Sud à l'Indiana en passant par le Tennessee, Cora va vivre une incroyable odyssée. Traquée comme une bête par un impitoyable chasseur d'esclaves qui l'oblige à fuir, sans cesse, le " misérable coeur palpitant " des villes, elle fera tout pour conquérir sa liberté. L'une des prouesses de Colson Whitehead est de matérialiser l'" Underground Railroad ", le célèbre réseau clandestin d'aide aux esclaves en fuite qui devient ici une véritable voie ferrée souterraine, pour explorer, avec une originalité et une maîtrise époustouflantes, les fondements et la mécanique du racisme. A la fois récit d'un combat poignant et réflexion saisissante sur la lecture de l'Histoire, ce roman, couronné par le prix Pulitzer, est une oeuvre politique aujourd'hui plus que jamais nécessaire. " Un roman puissant et presque hallucinatoire. Une histoire essentielle pour comprendre les Américains d'hier et d'aujourd'hui. " The New York Times

Henry s Freedom Box

Henry s Freedom Box
Author: Ellen Levine
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781338082654
Available:
Release: 2016-03-29
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse. Henry grows up and marries, but he is again devastated when his family is sold at the slave market. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, he knows exactly what he must do: He will mail himself to the North. After an arduous journey in the crate, Henry finally has a birthday -- his first day of freedom.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: L.D. Cross
Pages: 144
ISBN: 155277581X
Available:
Release: 2010-12-01
Editor: Lorimer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Slavery existed throughout the western Hemisphere, but after its abolition in the British empire it persisted for decades in much of the U.S. Even in states where slavery was illegal, slaves were subject to capture and return to their owners. The only sure escape was to cross the border into Canada. The Underground Railway was an informal network of secret routes and safe houses, an organized escape route run by blacks and whites who opposed slavery and who helped black Americans find freedom in Canada. They arrived at points as far east as Nova Scotia and as far west as British Columbia, but the vast majority landed in southwestern Ontario. In this book L.D. Cross recounts the harrowing experiences of many including Harriet Tubman, a slave who escaped and later helped many others to do so and Alexander Ross a white doctor and ornithologist from London, Ontario who travelled many times to southern plantations to 'study birds' and to surreptitiously hand out information re the secret routes leading to freedom in the north.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Carole Marsh
Pages: 28
ISBN: 063506359X
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Release: 2006-12
Editor: Gallopade International
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Teachers' aids for the study of the Underground Railroad.

Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad

Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad
Author: Eber Pettit
Pages: 153
ISBN: 9781480442931
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Release: 2015-11-24
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

True stories drawn from the inspirational and heartrending history of the Underground Railroad It is estimated that by 1850 over one hundred thousand slaves had escaped to freedom in the North via a network of safe houses and secret routes known collectively as the Underground Railroad. First published in 1879, Sketches in the History of the Underground Railroad chronicles the perilous journeys and thrilling adventures of nearly two-dozen escaped slaves and the brave souls who helped them along the way. Compiled by a conductor on the Railroad, these sketches bring the horrors of slavery to vivid life and serve as an enduring testament to the power of the human spirit. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Aunt Harriet s Underground Railroad in the Sky

Aunt Harriet s Underground Railroad in the Sky
Author: Faith Ringgold
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1442052716
Available:
Release: 2009-05-21
Editor: Paw Prints
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With Harriet Tubman as her guide, Cassie retraces the steps escaping slaves took on the Underground Railroad in order to reunite with her younger brother.

The Noble Hustle

The Noble Hustle
Author: Colson Whitehead
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780345804334
Available:
Release: 2015
Editor: Anchor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 2011, Grantland magazine gave novelist Coloson Whitehaead $10,000 to play at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Whitehead brilliantly details his progress, both literal and existential, through the event's antes and turns, through its gritty moments of calculation, hope, and spectacle. -- back cover.

Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad

Allen Jay and the Underground Railroad
Author: Marlene Targ Brill
Pages: 47
ISBN: 9780876146057
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: First Avenue Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts how Allen Jay, a young Quaker boy living in Ohio during the 1840s, helped a fleeing slave escape his master and make it to freedom through the Underground Railroad.

Unspoken A Story from the Underground Railroad

Unspoken  A Story from the Underground Railroad
Author: Henry Cole
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780545550697
Available:
Release: 2016-10-25
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young girl's courage is tested in this haunting, wordless story.When a farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding in the barn, she is at once startled and frightened. But the stranger's fearful eyes weigh upon her conscience, and she must make a difficult choice.Will she have the courage to help him?Unspoken gifts of humanity unite the girl and the runaway as they each face a journey: one following the North Star, the other following her heart.Henry Cole's unusual and original rendering of the Underground Railroad speaks directly to our deepest sense of compassion.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Pages: 800
ISBN: 9781317454151
Available:
Release: 2015-03-26
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The culmination of years of research in dozens of archives and libraries, this fascinating encyclopedia provides an unprecedented look at the network known as the Underground Railroad - that mysterious "system" of individuals and organizations that helped slaves escape the American South to freedom during the years before the Civil War. In operation as early as the 1500s and reaching its peak with the abolitionist movement of the antebellum period, the Underground Railroad saved countless lives and helped alter the course of American history. This is the most complete reference on the Underground Railroad ever published. It includes full coverage of the Railroad in both the United States and Canada, which was the ultimate destination of many of the escaping slaves. "The Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia of People, Places, and Operations" explores the people, places, writings, laws, and organizations that made this network possible. More than 1,500 entries detail the families and personalities involved in the operation, and sidebars extract primary source materials for longer entries. This encyclopedia features extensive supporting materials, including maps with actual Underground Railroad escape routes, photos, a chronology, genealogies of those involved in the operation, a listing of Underground Railroad operatives by state or Canadian province, a "passenger" list of escaping slaves, and primary and secondary source bibliographies.

The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Author: Adrienne Shadd,Afua Cooper,Karolyn Smardz Frost
Pages: 104
ISBN: 1770706828
Available:
Release: 2009-02-24
Editor: Dundurn
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto! stands out as an engaging and highly readable account of the lives of Black people in Toronto in the 1800s. Adrienne Shadd, Afua Cooper and Karolyn Smardz Frost offer many helpful points of entry for readers learning for the first time about Black history in Canada. They also give surprising and detailed information to enrich the understanding of people already passionate about this neglected aspect of our own past." - Lawrence Hill, Writer The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Toronto!, a richly illustrated book, examines the urban connection of the clandestine system of secret routes, safe houses and "conductors." Not only does it trace the story of the Underground Railroad itself and how people courageously made the trip north to Canada and freedom, but it also explores what happened to them after they arrived. And it does so using never-before-published information on the African-Canadian community of Toronto. Based entirely on new research carried out for the experiential theatre show "The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Freedom!" at the Royal Ontario Museum, this volume offers new insights into the rich heritage of the Black people who made Toronto their home before the Civil War. It portrays life in the city during the nineteenth century in considerable detail. This exciting new book will be of interest to readers young and old who want to learn more about this unexplored chapter in Toronto’s history.

Voices from the Underground Railroad

Voices from the Underground Railroad
Author: Kay Winters
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780735231160
Available:
Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the creators of Voices from the Oregon Trail and Colonial Voices, an unflinching story of two young runaway slaves on the Underground Railroad, told in their voices and those who helped and hindered them It's the 1850s and enslaved siblings Jeb and Mattie are about the make a break for freedom. The pair travel north from Maryland to New Bedford, Massachusetts along the Underground Railroad. Each spread tells about a step of their journey through a poem in the first person perspective. The main and repeating voices are Jeb and Mattie, but we also hear from the stationmasters and conductors, those who offer them haven, as well as those who want to capture them. Like its predecessors in the Voices series, this richly researched and beautifully illustrated picture book brings a difficult chapter of American history to life for young readers.