- Jan 14, 2011
Hi Clyde:In the Spirit of Sankofa,
Will you give us a hint about the second novel...
The second novel I'm working on is called The Secret of Emerson Hall. It takes place in the year 1876, in Charleston South Carolina, during the last year of reconstruction. A woman still owns a plantation. She decides to hire ex-slaves to work her cotton and rice fields, and pays them wages which includes housing in newly built town on the plantation's land. However, her colleagues, who lost their plantations after the war, are not too pleased about the idea. Is slavery really over?