Our Own Country: A Novel - Part II: Chapters 14 – 19 Summary & Analysis

Jodi Daynard
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In Chapter 14, Eliza and her family arrive in Portsmouth to stay at the home of her uncle, Robert Chase, a widower with one son who is away with the British army. Mr. Boylston develops a cough. Eliza has lost weight and Mrs. Boylston is bitter and indifferent. The people of Portsmouth are divided, just as the people of Cambridge were. Mr. and Mrs. Boylston feel more strongly than ever that the rebels are in the wrong. Eliza soon spends time in the kitchen, where she feels most at home. The slaves from the Whipple home nearby often visit. Some days, Eliza goes for a walk alone and often sees a young shipwright. He nods at her, but does not introduce himself. She believes him to be attractive and wonders who he is. Eliza begins to think of her future based on her...

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