Up from Slavery Setting & Symbolism

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Hale's Crossingappears in non-fiction

Hale's Crossing is the place of Washington's birth. The exact place and date are unknown though he was born near a post office.

Franklin County, Virginiaappears in non-fiction

Franklin County is the location of the plantation where Washington was born and served his years as a slave.

Malden, West Virginiaappears in non-fiction

Malden is where Washington's step-father is when he sends for the family. The town was then located about five miles from Charleston. The community's economy is based around salt production and coalmines. Washington himself returns to the town to teach for two years and is instrumental in having the nearby town of Charleston declared the state capital.

Hampton Normal and Agricultural Instituteappears in non-fiction

Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute is the school in Virginia for Negroes. Washington hears about the...

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