The Road from Chapel Hill

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Scott, Joanna Catherine. The Road from Chapel Hill. New York: Berkley, 2006.

Three characters' lives converge in Civil-War-era North Carolina: Eugenia Mae Spotswood, a belle in reduced circumstances; Tom Morgan, an unbowed slave bent on freedom; and young Clyde Bricket, whose loyalties undergo a sea-change in the early days of the War.

"Tom was a real person. . . . Everybody needs a story, it is what makes us human, and it grieved me that Tom did not have one. So I set out to follow him and discover what his story might have been." -- Joanna Catherine Scott.

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