After Daniel Purcell's mother dies in childbirth, his father soon brings home a young woman, named Katherine, as his new wife.
To escape his troubled life in 1717 Dublin, Richard Ellis is sent to live with relatives in the American colonies, but once the ship makes landfall in Massachusetts, he is sold as an indentured servant to pay his passage.
Twelve-year-old Jacob and his family face many hardships when they leave their home in Germany to start a new life in Texas.
An eighteenth-century schoolteacher encounters resistance from the community when she allows a former slave to join the children in her class.
This book tells the story of a slave girl who learns that her father was a wealthy slave owner. When he refuses to help her escape, his wife become the girl's ally.
Caroline learns the meaning of freedom while struggling to maintain the family cotton plantation during the Civil War.
Rifle barrels pointed at the family as they stepped into the open. Tilly cowered behind her father. "We're headed for St. Augustine," Kwaku explained. The men lowered their guns. "Where are you from?" one of them asked. "Are you runaways?" "Please let us go on our way," Catbird begged. "Get in the wagon," the man said. "These men are armed," Kwaku said quietly. "We must do as we are told." When everyone was aboard, the wagon rumbled on down the road. They were headed away from St. Augustine and their chance for freedom.