CHAPTER ONE: Impact of the Railroad on African American Life

Zabel, Darcy A.
January 2004
Underground Railroad in African American Literature;2004, p9
Book Chapter
The article presents a chapter of the book "(Underground) Railroad in African American Literature." The chapter talkes about the impact of the railroad on African American life. Numerous writers have used railroads in their works, invoking a symbolic message to their readers. Railroads can mean a number of things, such as freedom or the formation of a community.


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