Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* Helen was born near Tuscumbia, Alabama on June 23, 1880.
* Her father, Arthur, was a confederate captain and related to General Robert E. Lee.
* Her mother, Kate, was a well-read woman who came from an intellectual family.
* Arthur had two sons from a previous marriage. ...
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