Objective: Part 1: 1825-1833 The primary setting for the book is the North Carolina town of Edenton in the mid-19th century. The objective of this lesson is to explore the local color of rural Edenton and its impact on its residents.
1) What does the author reveal about small town life in North Carolina in this book? What image does the reader have of rural North Carolina in the mid-19th century? What does the author insert into the book that could have only happened in rural North Carolina during this time period? What are some specific points, cultural events, landmarks, etc. that mark the location as North Carolina?
Lead the class in a discussion about local color. Begin with a definition and ask the class to validate their understanding by offering examples from the book. How is regionalism exhibited in language, interpersonal dynamics, and clothing? What other...
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