Historical Fiction Alex G.

Actual Real Life Events

Field Work

1859 - 1860

Work in the field was terrible and they didn't get enough food to last them the whole day.

Slave Trading

1859 - 1860

Slave trading was like animal trading and some considered it like a business.

The Houses of the Slaves

1859 - 1860

The houses of the slaves lived in were very small and they weren't built as well as the masters house.

Slaves Escaping

1859 - 1860

If a slave didn't have a pass they would accused of trying to escape and then they might get hit with a whip several times.

Harriet Tubman

1859 - 1860

She was the most famous Underground Railroad conductor, she rescued more than 300 slaves.

Picture of Freedom Events

Clotee learns how to read.

March 1859 - April 1859

Clotee learned how to read while she was fanning her masters.

Clotee and William

March 1859 - April 1860

Clotee and William are the same age but Clotee feels like William is younger than her because he is always whining.

Clotee writes in her diary

March 1859 - April 1860

Clotee writes in her diary almost every night before she goes to sleep so her owners won't see her writing in her diary.

Clotee writes words that are special to her

March 1859 - April 1859

Clotee writes words in her diary like H-O-M-E and then thinks of a picture in her mind of what that word means.

Every Monday Morning

March 1859 - April 1860

Miz Lilly (Clotee's owner) goes to the kitchen and checks on Aunt Tee and Clotee while they are cooking.