“The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead ★★★

Fictionalized account of one woman's harrowing journey out of the Deep South via the escape route dubbed "The Underground Railroad".  This author's version uses a play on words by portraying the railroad as an actual system of train tracks and tunnels dug underground, each section only traveling a short distance before it would reach another … Continue reading “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead ★★★

“From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad” by Jacqueline L. Tobin ★★★★

This is a very well-researched and interesting testament of some of the key players involved in the implementation of the Underground Railroad and their impact, following a timeline starting well before the American Civil War and following up through the war and during the Reconstruction period. Included is the well-known Araminta Ross (Harriet Tubman), whom … Continue reading “From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad” by Jacqueline L. Tobin ★★★★