Evvy's Civil War

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Brenaman, Miriam. Evvy's Civil War. New York: Putnam's, 2002.

Evvy Chamberlyn is the eldest in a family of daughters on a Virginia plantation that is entailed to a male heir. Evvy comes of age on the eve of the Civil War. Her new status as an adult means that the secrets of her family, both white and black, reveal themselves to her gradually. She comes to realize that the Chamberlyns are an important point of resistance to slavery, and in so realizing, she learns that she can make her own way in the world as an independent young woman.


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