The Good Lord Bird - Part I: Chapters 4 - 5 Summary & Analysis

James McBride
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Chapter 4 is titled "Massacre." Brown's plan to attack Osawatomie was delayed, and the army wandered the country stealing food from the Pro-Slavers. There were twelve men remaining in the army. Henry learned that Brown viewed the altercation in Congress as the last straw in a long line of crimes committed against Yankee settlers by pro-slavery criminal gangs riding the Kansas Territory. Henry had grown up surrounded by supporters of slavery and thus knew they viewed the Yankees as privileged newcomers unaware of local culture who were moving west to steal land from previous white settlers. He also saw the fight as one that was being fought between white men, who appeared to be oblivious to the opinions or needs of African-Americans or Native Americans. Henry's only thought was to escape and get back to Dutch Henry's, where he could be with...

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