Elizabeth's FieldBook - 2012
Elizabeth's Field is the story of the free black population living on Maryland's Eastern Shore in a county known for the birthplace of Harriet Tubman. Elizabeth, a free woman of Indian and African-American descent, owns land in 1852 and loses it in 1857. Her struggle to hold onto the land and her connection with Sam Green, the local minister who is sentenced to ten years imprisonment for owning a copy of Uncle Tom's Cabin, attest to the turmoil existing within Maryland's borders. Mattie, the present day farm worker on whose oral history the novel is based, searches for answers to her genealogical history. As she tells the story of her life, she reveals the societal and agricultural changes that occurred on the same land that was Elizabeth's field one hundred and fifty years before.
Publisher: North Charleston, SC :, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform,, 
Copyright Date: ©2012
Branch Call Number: FIC LOCK
Characteristics: 240 pages ; 23 cm