The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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Whitehead re-creates the terror of that antebellum era. The book takes place on a cotton plantation in Georgia with an young enslaved woman named Cora, who decides to join the Underground Railroad, a group of engineers and conductors that operate a network of actual tracks and tunnels underneath Southern states. On her journey from state to state she encounters familar but strange iterations of her own world. This gripping story perfectly weaves in the brutual history of the aduction of Africans on America soil.