The Glory Field - Study Guide Part III: April 1900 Summary & Analysis

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Elijah Lewis is plowing a field. The mule, Sukey, is being uncooperative. Elijah is Saran and Moses' grandson.

After the Civil War, some southern blacks are given land to farm. The Lewis family is given eight acres bordering the Live Oaks Plantation where they once lived as slaves.

The family names their land the Glory Field. Being free was a difficult experience for many blacks. For the first time, former slaves are entirely responsible for themselves. They have to clothe, house, and feed themselves without the help of their masters.

The Ku Klux Klan often terrorize blacks and many other freed people who do own land are losing their land and homes to banks and taxes.

Moses and Saran's family is also coming on hard times. After a trip to Johnson City, Moses returns to the family dejected after not having success finding...

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