Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad and the complexity of freedom

Whitehead's critically acclaimed book reimagines the underground railroad as a literal railroad that powered slaves to freedom, a freedom that is complex and not as cut and dried as one might think.

Colson Whitehead’s critically acclaimed and award winning book is an intriguing and a thoughtful fictional account of slavery. 

Whitehead reimagines the Underground Railroad – literally – as a series of locomotive stations connected via subterranean tracks. 

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The book centers around Cora, a young teenager on t…

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