So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Underground Railroad tells you what you need to know-before or after you read Colson Whitehead's book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead includes: -Historical context -Chapter-by-chapter summaries -Analysis of the main characters -Themes and symbols -Important quotes -Fascinating trivia -Glossary of terms -Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead: Colson Whitehead's National Book Award-winning The Underground Railroad is a bold, original, and unflinchingly brutal portrait of slavery during the darkest period in American history. On the cusp of womanhood, Cora is a runaway slave, pursued by her memories of abuse and abandonment, and by the implacable and notoriously cruel slave hunter known as Ridgeway. Her journey on the Underground Railroad-in Whitehead's conceit, a literal, subterranean railway-propels her journey across a dangerous landscape in search of freedom. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of fiction.
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