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The Underground Book Railroad Material Dimensions of Reading

Megan Sweeney

in Reading Is My Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women's Prisons

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833520
eISBN:
9781469604367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898352_sweeney.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses the phrase “the Underground Book Railroad,” used to describe the informal networks through which prisoners share books. The Underground Book Railroad serves as a crucial ... More


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