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The Freedom Maze

Delia Sherman

Set against the burgeoning Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, and then just before the outbreak of the Civil War, The Freedom Maze explores both political and personal liberation, and how the two intertwine. In 1960, thirteen-year-old Sophie isn't happy about spending the summer at her grandmother's old house in the Bayou. But the house has a maze Sophie can't resist exploring once she finds it has a secretive and mischievious inhabitant. When Sophie, bored and lonely, makes an impulsive wish, she slips back one hundred years into the past, to the year 1860. She hopes for a fantasy book adventure with herself as the heroine. Instead, she gets a real adventure in the race-haunted world of her family's Louisiana sugar plantation in 1860, where she is mistaken for a slave. President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is still two years in the future. The Thirteen Amendment-abolishing and prohibiting slavery-will not be not passed until April 1864. Muddy and bedraggled, Sophie obviously isn't a young lady of good breeding. She must therefore be a slave. And she is. "Multilayered, compassionate and thought-provoking, a timely read on the sesquicentennial of America's Civil War."-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Set against the burgeoning Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, and then just before the outbreak of the Civil War, The Freedom Maze explores both political and personal liberation, and how the two intertwine. In 1960, thirteen-year-old Sophie isn't happy about spending the summer at her grandmother's old house in the Bayou. But the house has a maze Sophie can't resist exploring once she finds it has a secretive and mischievious inhabitant. When Sophie, bored and lonely, makes an impulsive wish, she slips back one hundred years into the past, to the year 1860. She hopes for a fantasy book adventure with herself as the heroine. Instead, she gets a real adventure in the race-haunted world of her family's Louisiana sugar plantation in 1860, where she is mistaken for a slave. President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is still two years in the future. The Thirteen Amendment-abolishing and prohibiting slavery-will not be not passed until April 1864. Muddy and bedraggled, Sophie obviously isn't a young lady of good breeding. She must therefore be a slave. And she is. "Multilayered, compassionate and thought-provoking, a timely read on the sesquicentennial of America's Civil War."-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
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Set against the burgeoning Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, and then just before the outbreak of the Civil War, The Freedom Maze explores both political and personal liberation, and how the two intertwine. In 1960, thirteen-year-old Sophie isn't happy about spending the summer at her grandmother's old house in the Bayou. But the house has a maze Sophie can't resist exploring once she finds it has a secretive and mischievious inhabitant. When Sophie, bored and lonely, makes an impulsive wish, she slips back one hundred years into the past, to the year 1860. She hopes for a fantasy book adventure with herself as the heroine. Instead, she gets a real adventure in the race-haunted world of her family's Louisiana sugar plantation in 1860, where she is mistaken for a slave. President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation is still two years in the future. The Thirteen Amendment-abolishing and prohibiting slavery-will not be not passed until April 1864. Muddy and bedraggled, Sophie obviously isn't a young lady of good breeding. She must therefore be a slave. And she is. "Multilayered, compassionate and thought-provoking, a timely read on the sesquicentennial of America's Civil War."-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Robin Miles

Length:

8h 36m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:13


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:14


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:06


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:22


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:02


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:58


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:10


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:00


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:06


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:19


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:40


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:33


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:03


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:30


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:35


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:40


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

08:55


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:40


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:33


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:32


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:25


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:39


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:14


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:05


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:35


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:02


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:21


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:32


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:02


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:10


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:38


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:16


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:59


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:00


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:56


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:21


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:17


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:48


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

00:31