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8 edition of Traveling The Underground Railroad found in the catalog.

Traveling The Underground Railroad

A Visitor"s Guide to More Than 300 Sites

by Chadwick

  • 91 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Citadel .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social history,
  • Trains & railways: general interest,
  • Travel & holiday guides,
  • History,
  • History: American,
  • Guidebooks,
  • Travel - United States,
  • United States - General,
  • North America,
  • USA,
  • Museums, Tours, Points of Interest,
  • Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor,
  • History / United States / General,
  • Canada, Eastern,
  • East (U.S.),
  • Historic sites,
  • Underground railroad

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7941840M
    ISBN 100806520930
    ISBN 109780806520933

      The protagonist of The Underground Railroad, Cora is a discerning, intelligent, and determined character. The book is largely narrated from her perspective, as she escapes her life as a slave on a Georgia plantation and makes her way on the Underground Railroad through several states and eventually to freedom. Jan 3, - A collection of children's books to support the Underground Railroad documentary, "Dawn of Day," produced by Kansas State University's College of Education. See more ideas about Underground railroad, Childrens books and Books pins.

      The underground railroad was a system of safe houses that stretched from the south all the way to Canada. The purpose of the safe houses was to hide and protect runaway slaves trying to reach freedom in the north. It is estimated that over , slaves escaped through the underground railroad, though many more tried. Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad tells the story of Cora, a runaway slave who travels from state to state on railroad cars physically under the ground of the American South. Persuaded by a fellow slave named Caesar, Cora escapes from the Georgia plantation where she was born and travels north, riding in the boxcar of a secret underground train.

      The 'Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early-to-mid 19th century, and used by African American slaves to escape into. The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Whitehead, Colson. The Underground Railroad. First edition. Doubleday, The story’s main narrative, set in the Southern United States during the slavery era (the early ’s), is .


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Traveling The Underground Railroad by Chadwick Download PDF EPUB FB2

Not meant to be an extensive historical account of Underground Railroad history or Civil War daily life, this book does provide descriptions, photos and historical details pertaining to more than sites currently listed as part of the Underground Railroad, and an introduction to the Underground Railroad that is the sine qua non of the book/5(7).

“The Underground Railroad,” the latest selection of Oprah Winfrey’s book club, chronicles the life of a teenage slave named Cora, who flees the Georgia plantation where she was born, risking. Cora is captured by Ridgeway and Homer.

She leads them to the abandoned underground railroad station, where she escapes by throwing both herself and Ridgeway down the stairs leading to the track. She follows the track until it ends in a cave.

A passing wagon offers her a ride: The driver is going to Missouri and then traveling to California. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Traveling The Underground Railroad: A Visitor's Guide To More Than Sites at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5(7).

The Underground Railroad was a network of people, African American as well as white, offering shelter and aid to escaped slaves from the South.

It developed as a convergence of several different. Traveling Exhibition. Since January ofa traveling exhibition of Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad has been traveling to various venues throughout the United to popularity, it has been extended through March The show is part of the roster for Mid-America Arts Alliance.

The book is divided into regional sections with listings of local tourism offices and historical societies for further aid and offers easy-to-read maps. It also includes a comprehensive history of slavery and the development of the Underground Railroad—the freedom train—which helped change the course of American history.

The underground railroad was a series of safe houses that stretch from the south all the way to Canada. These safe houses provided shelter and protection for runaway slaves trying to find freedom in the north.

Although slavery was illegal in northern states, the Fugitive Slave Act passed in and make it legal for slave hunters to travel to free states and.

This Is What Traveling the Underground Railroad Years Ago Might Have Looked Like How one photographer reimagined a journey over a century later By Kaitlyn Flannagan • Author: Kaitlyn Flannagan.

The term “Underground Railroad” is not what the name suggests. Instead, it refers to an idea or image. Just like a train on the tracks, traveling from station to station, the “Underground Railroad” represented the continuous movement of the escaping slave traveling to freedom.

As the tracks support the train, it. The Underground Railroad, published inis the sixth novel by American author Colson Whitehead. The alternate history novel tells the story of Cora and Caesar, two slaves in the southeastern United States during the 19th century, who make a bid for freedom from their Georgia plantations by following the Underground Railroad, which the novel depicts as Author: Colson Whitehead.

In this book, the Underground Railroad is just that: a system of railroads underground that help slaves Colson Whitehead uses a very matter-of-fact way to talk about the horrors of slavery (and there were plenty) that makes what happens somehow all the more horrific.4/5(23K).

Traveling the underground railroad by Bruce Chadwick. Publication date Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS.

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Slavery. Perhaps the most central theme in The Underground Railroad, freedom is the goal that motivates the protagonist, meditations on freedom provide valuable insight into the importance of this theme. Even more valuable than the profit that drives the system of slavery in America, freedom is "the dearest currency of all" ().

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Colson Whitehead about his new book, The Underground Railroad, in which slaves ride a a real railroad through time to.

Get this from a library. Traveling the underground railroad: a visitor's guide to more than sites. [Bruce Chadwick]. The Underground Railroad is an example of a neo-slave narrative, a term coined by Ishmael Reed that refers to a work of literature written in the contemporary era that is set during the slavery era and tells the story from the perspective of enslaved characters.

Other examples of neo-slave narratives include Octavia Butler’s Kindred, Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Marlon James’ The Book. The Underground Railroad provided the means by which an enslaved person could reach his/ her dream of freedom and all the possibilities that came with it.

The “Underground Railroad” is not actually a train operating along hidden railroad tracks. Instead, it refers to an idea. The Underground Railroad refers to the efforts of enslaved Afri. This book was a good book, it taught me about slave treatment. This book taught me how slaves were sold and they can sell themselves.

this book taught me what the Underground railroad was and how it got its name. one thing that really stuck to me was that slaves were able to buy themselves meaning they were able to get freedom papers to be free meaning also no one /5. The protagonist Cora’s grandmother, Ajarry, is kidnapped from Africa as a child and brought to America, where she is sold many times before ending up on Randall has three husbands and five children, and the only one of the children that survives is Mabel, Cora’s dies of a brain hemorrhage while working in the cotton field.

Get this from a library! Ohio's underground railroad freedom stations: traveling the state's underground railroad. [Ohio. Division of Travel and Tourism.;]. The first 70 pages of The Underground Railroad are beautifully written and painful to read, but there is a sense of having been here before.

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