March - Part One, Chapter Six: Yankee Leavening Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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Part One, Chapter Six: Yankee Leavening Summary

March writes a letter to his wife as he travels to his new assignment: a liberated plantation where freed slaves are now working for pay. March's new assignment, Oak Landing, has been leased by a young lawyer, Ethan Canning. His hope is that he can turn around a swift profit, even after paying his rental fees and the $10 per month payment to each worker. March has been hired as a teacher to the freed slaves: the job he has always dreamed of. As he travels to Oak Landing, March is swimming with hope and ambition. He expects Canning himself to meet him at the landing dock, and is surprised when he sees a sickly young slave boy waiting for him. The boy's eyes are weeping with sores and he has trouble breathing, but he refuses to climb...

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