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The Underground Railroad | Study Guide

Colson Whitehead

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Overview

Author

Colson Whitehead

Year Published

2016

Type

Novel

Genre

Historical Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The novel is told by a third-person omniscient narrator who takes on the perspective of multiple characters.

Tense

The Underground Railroad is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The Underground Railroad takes its name from the efforts of abolitionists and other individuals with antislavery beliefs to aid runaway enslaved persons in escaping their so-called "masters." The system of safe houses, transportation, and other aid was known as the Underground Railroad.

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