This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: and Halle. 1848 Sethe arrives at Sweet Home in Pulaski County, Kentucky to replace Baby Suggs, whose freedom Halle has purchased with voluntary weekend work. 1849 Mrs. Garner agrees to Halle's marriage to Sethe. Sethe secretly sews a "bedding dress" from pillow cases, a dresser scarf, and mosquito netting. Saturday: Halle consummates his marriage to Sethe in the cornfield. Sunday: Mrs. Garner presents Sethe with crystal earrings as a wedding gift. 1850 Baby Suggs finds out that Halle's new wife is about to give birth to their first child, Howard. September 18: Congress passes a compromise bill containing a Fugitive Slave Law, intended to appease both slave and free states. 1851 Buglar, Sethe's second son, is born....
View Full Document
- Fall '09