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Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

Pascal, a 12 year-old slave in the South, is told by his runaway brother that all slaves have been freed. General Sherman has told all slaves that they can get 40 acres and a mule, so Pascal and...

Latest answer posted September 12, 2010, 11:21 pm (UTC)

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Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

Forty Acres and Almost a Mule takes place after slavery has ended and the Reconstruction era has begun. The book conveys the attempts by newly freed slaves to become independent through land...

Latest answer posted January 16, 2020, 10:40 am (UTC)

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Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

By Chapter 8 of Harriette Gillem Robinet's novel Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule, Gideon has finally discovered where to go to inquire about receiving their 40 acres and a mule. In town, he found an...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2015, 3:26 am (UTC)

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The Bibbs family is a poor white family Pascal meets on the road to Georgia. They had been tenants on a farm in Tennessee, but during the War their house had been hit by a cannonball. The Bibbs...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2010, 9:23 am (UTC)

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The story is set in the years immediately after the American Civil War, during the era of Reconstruction. Specifically, the events happen between the months of April and September 1865. Earlier in...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2010, 2:57 am (UTC)

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The mystery of the Ghost Tree involves the old legend that a tree on the land that Gideon and Pascal wish to acquire is haunted. The deeply superstitious and not very bright Gideon is frightened...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2021, 10:15 am (UTC)

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Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

The American Civil War may be over by the time the novel takes place, but life is still hard for African Americans hoping that General Sherman's promise of forty acres and a mule for freed families...

Latest answer posted May 12, 2021, 11:15 am (UTC)

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Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

Nelly's most conspicuous habit is that she twists her braids. She wears her hair in six long braids, and when she is thinking, or speaking - just anytime really - she takes one or another of them...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2008, 1:21 am (UTC)

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Throughout the narrative, Gideon presents himself as being able to inspire others towards his overall message. This is what enables him as a natural leader. His initial characterization as a...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2013, 12:19 pm (UTC)

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Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

Pascal, the twelve-year-old main character and narrator of Harriette Gillem Robinet's Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule, has one older brother, a sixteen-year-old runaway slave named Gideon. Despite his...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2016, 6:10 pm (UTC)

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Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

Pascal changes a lot,from a dependent, little brother to a more analytical, thinking person. He saves Gideon when he falls through the old broken down bridge. He saves Gideon when he is in an...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2009, 12:16 pm (UTC)

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Pascal City heads off on a epic journey across South Carolina to Georgia with his older brother, Gideon, and an eight-year-old girl called Nelly. They are on their way to Georgia to find the local...

Latest answer posted May 22, 2019, 5:11 am (UTC)

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Mr. Freedman is an easy one, he might represent the promise/hope/difficulty of being a "Freed Man" Gideon is a biblical name, in the bible's old testament, Gideon was a hero who listened to God...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2007, 3:23 am (UTC)

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The scene with Nelly running through the wild flowers takes place in Chapter 11, when she, Pascal, Gideon, Gladness, and Mr. Freedman arrive at their "forty acres." To be landowners is a concept...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2010, 12:39 pm (UTC)

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Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

This novel takes place during the first 6 months of Reconstruction, in the summer and fall of 1965. The weather as portrayed by Robinet is accurate for Georgia - warm and humid. As the story...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2008, 4:38 am (UTC)

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