Untold history

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Well written and read. This puts flesh and bone on American history. The Underground Railroad is as much a metaphor to me as it is to Colson Whitehead. His use of metaphor in the novel had me seeing the ‘railroad’ from a different perspective. His metaphor was well constructed and brought the horror of the real ‘railroad’ to life. So little is known and learned by the average white American about the horrible institution of slavery and the suffering of our black sisters and brothers. Not knowing our history and theirs too is an epic crime.



About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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