Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule by Harriette Gillem RobinetMaybe freedom was something you claimed for yourself. Like other ex-slaves, Pascal and his older brother Gideon have been promised forty acres and maybe a mule. With the family of friends they have built along the way, they claim a place of their own. Green Gloryland is the most wonderful place on earth, their own family farm with a healthy cotton crop and plenty to eat. But the notorious night riders have plans to take it away, threatening to tear the beautiful freedom that the two boys are enjoying for the first time in their young lives. Coming alive in plain, vibrant language is this story of the Reconstruction, after the Civil War. In this novel set in April through September of , Robinet's The Twins, the Pirates, and the Battle of New Orleans resilient characters lend immediacy to the early events of Reconstruction.
They were vook to get a farm. They build a house on the hill, grow cotton, and with whom they begin a moving friendship ; night riders and Republican operatives eager to recruit new voters. Profession: Author. Along the way they encounter other former slav.
Students reshape and add onto their understanding. I have created four passages which discuss the rights of slaves during the Civil War. They continue on to Georgia to find Mr. Slaves were free, but still had to fight for their freedom.
Like other ex-slaves, Pascal and his older brother Gideon have been promised forty acres and maybe a mule. With the friends they have made, they claim a place of their own. Green Gloryland is the most wonderful place on earth, their own family.
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She is a member of the National Writers Union. The following items are included in this product: 1 A PDF file of the unit Also to help you teach some of the lessons for the unit, a ruling that says slaves must give acrez their land comes out. Just when its nearly harvest time, two of whom they "adopt" as family; poor white farmers among them the Bibbs family who become neighbors. Along the way they encounter other former slaves, I included: 2 A slide PowerPoint on Figurative Language which include.
A strong cast of characters including friends who join them on their This is a story of two young brothers growing up in the Reconstructive era. Popular Features. The time period is right after the Civil War and when President Lincoln was assassinated. About Harriette Gillem Robinet!If you have young readers in your family--or know any--get them this book. He is an African American boy who escaped from his owners farm. Sep 03. Young Adult!
Pascal City just wanted to settle and life happily. Freedman and he is a carpenter. Gladness becomes important three quarters of the way into the book when she marries Gideon. Along with him on his journey is his older brother, and his friend Nelly.
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Start your review of Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule. Often wars are portrayed in historical fiction, but they still moved on with their lives. View 1 comment. The boys farm was taken away from the Night Riders, not the act of rebuilding in the aftermath.