After his father dies, John Alexander and his mother are forced to become indentured servants to pay off debts, but find their luck changes after Mrs. Alexander invents a new method for grinding corn.
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.
After Daniel Purcell's mother dies in childbirth, his father soon brings home a young woman, named Katherine, as his new wife.
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.