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Summary of The Underground Railroad: by Colson Whitehead

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Narrated by: Kelly McGee
Length: 46 mins
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"In her Georgia misery she had pictured freedom, and it had not looked like this. Freedom was a community laboring for something lovely and rare." - Colson Whitehead

What will you gain from listening to this book?

  • A better understanding of the hardships facing African Americans throughout history
  • A new perspective of the brutality that slavery inflicted on the enslaved
  • A perspective of how history might have turned out if a few things had been only slightly different
  • A unique look into life in 19th century America
  • An understanding of what the journey towards freedom looked like for many people, and the different ways that freedom can be misidentified
  • A stronger interest in history and a passion to uncover the real facts about the brutality of slavery
  • A glimpse into the unfulfilled promises that plague African Americans even today
  • The human drive to survive, no matter how insurmountable the obstacles may seem

Don't miss Colson Whitehead's best-selling novel, The Underground Railroad. His fictional take on the narrative of the life of an American slave paints a picture you won't soon forget.

Please note: This is a summary, analysis, and review of the book and not the original book.

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