Our Own Country: A Novel - Part IV: Chapters 36 – 43 Summary & Analysis

Jodi Daynard
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In Chapter 36, Eliza describes Braintree. Elizabeth's farm is near the estate of John Quincy, and the home of John and Abigail Adams. Eliza is exhausted after the trip from Cambridge, though it is only 12 miles. She sleeps for hours and is amazed at the relative abundance of food compared to what they had available in the city. Eliza's water breaks and she is confused until the labor pains begin in earnest and she gives birth to a boy.

In Chapter 37, Eliza says the baby seems white, but Elizabeth later says she knew immediately that it was black. Eliza names the baby Johnny and struggles for the first week with an infection, though she is oblivious to the danger. Abigail visits and is enthralled with Johnny. Abigail talks about the difficulties of life while her husband is absent, and Eliza tells Abigail all...

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