March Characters

Geraldine Brooks
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John Brown

John Brown is based on the famous abolitionist who raided the armory at Harper’s Ferry and was subsequently hanged. He is passionate about his cause and gives stirring speeches to his followers. He does not appear to be a good business man, however, when he loses the fortune that March has given to him.

Ethan Canning

Ethan Canning is an Illinois attorney who has leased Oak Landing, the southern plantation where March comes to teach ex-slaves. When March arrives, he observes Canning’s cruel treatment of his workers. Yet March soon discovers a more complex side to the man. Canning explains that his quite realistic fear of ruin causes him to force the blacks to work continuously. He recognizes that the neglected crops as well as the constant threat from rebels may cause the plantation to fail.

He reveals a basic decency as he...

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