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Betsy Randall and her family set out from England in 1713 to claim Good Hope, her late brother’s plantation in Colonial Virginia. Betsy arrives alone in a land of Europeans, Africans, and Indians becoming a nation. Accustomed to a life ruled by men, she realizes that she now owns not just a plantation but the people who live and work there. In her new life, she encounters the kindness and treachery of colonials; the bravery and violence of frontiersmen, soldiers, bandits and Indians; the inhumanity of slavery, and the surprisingly close relationships between slave and master. On her journey to independence, Betsy is forced to confront both the cruelty and intimacy of slavery and the unwritten rules of a male-dominated society.
Number of Pages: 378
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Small Pr United
Author: Lois Barliant
Street Date: January 12, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-8804