1856 Ellen has become an adult and married a man from Rhode Island.
They have a daughter named Hattie. Together they moved south of Funks
Grove to Mount Hope. The small town was founded by farmers from the
Northeast who wanted to live in a town and to farm the land on the outskirts.
They also did not believe in slavery. The Fugitive Slave Law had
been enacted which stated that if there were runaway slaves in the area,
everyone was obligated to capture them. This law not only caused
a clash between the settlers from the Northeast and the South, but their
children disagreed too. Throughout the story, Hattie struggles to
keep friendships. She also learns that her family is helping runaway
slaves, so she worries about her father getting caught.
Things to do:
Questions and Vocabulary
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