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Jubilee Summary
Margaret Walker

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Jubilee Summary

Plot Summary

Vyrie is just a toddler when she's taken to the slave quarters at Shady Oaks where her mother, Hetta, lies dying in childbirth. Vyrie is the daughter of the plantation owner, John Dutton, but is a slave because her mother is a slave. Soon after Hetta's death, Aunt Sukey - the slave who tends many of the young slaves on the plantation - dies as well. Vyrie is taken into the house but the cruelty of the mistress, who is aware of Vyrie's parentage, prompts John to send Vyrie to the kitchen where she helps the cook, Aunt Sally. When the mistress of the house insists that Aunt Sally be sold away, Vyrie is eventually chosen as her successor. Stories of impending war circulate carefully among the slaves. One of those active in the Underground Railroad is Randall Ware, a free black man who owns a blacksmith shop...

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