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The Known World | Character Map

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Spouses Lovers Comforter Slave Spouses Accidental killer Fugitive Former slave Former slave Former slave Mother Father Henry Townsend Former slave; owns a plantation and 33 slaves Fern Elston Free black woman; teacher to free black children; owns slaves William Robbins Wealthy plantation owner; most powerful man in Manchester County Moses Plantation overseer; inadequate father Caldonia Townsend Free-born educated black woman; slaveholder John Skiffington Sheriff of Manchester County; disapproves of slavery Mildred Townsend Direct, resourceful, and empathetic woman; questions Henry's ownership of slaves Augustus Townsend Carpenter; buys his family out of bondage
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