March - Part One, Chapter Seven: Bread and Shelter Summary & Analysis

Geraldine Brooks
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Part One, Chapter Seven: Bread and Shelter Summary

Hearing Canning talk about the money he hopes to make at Oak Landing brings March to think about the money he made for himself and subsequently lost. When he and Marmee first married, they lived in a lovely, comfortable house. Even though it isn't the fanciest house in the neighborhood, he strives to provide Marmee and his daughters with every luxury. The couple works tirelessly to bring beauty into their home, and together, they succeed. As their wealth grows, so do their moralist ideals. They become staunch followers of abolitionist John Brown, despite the fact that his lectures are full of "dangerous ideas." Marmee is particularly fascinated with Brown's Adirondack Project, which will send freed slaves to a massive plantation where they will learn how to become farmers. The more time Marmee spends with Brown...

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