Annotations for El Mundo Conocido / The Known World


Baker & Taylor
Henry Townsend, a black farmer and former slave, falls under the tutelage of William Robbins, the most powerful man in Manchester County, Virginia, but when death takes Robbins unexpectedly, his widow, Caldonia, cannot uphold the estate's order and chaos ensues.

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Baker & Taylor
When a plantation proprietor and former slave--now possessing slaves of his own--dies, his household falls apart in the wake of a slave rebellion and corrupt underpaid patrollers who make it possible to sell free black people into slavery.

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