Title Profile & Character Information

Freeman

Annotation
A powerful historical novel set at the end of the Civil War, in which an escaped slave first returns to his old plantation and then walks across the ravaged South in search of his lost wife.

Awards
2013  Black Caucus of the America Library Association Award

Characters
NameSam
GenderMale
TraitsAfrican American
Runaway
Slave
Married
Father

NameTilda
GenderFemale
TraitsAfrican American
Slave
Married
Mother

NamePrudence
GenderFemale
TraitsWealthy
White
Widow

GenreFiction
Historical
TopicsU.S. Civil War
Freed slaves
Forgiveness
Education
Abolition of slavery
Abolitionists
Political assassinations
Southern life
Plantation life
Slaves
Slavery
Love
Racism
Freedom
SettingMississippi