11/09/15 Slavery to Segregation; Civil War to Civil Rights The Glory Field is a novel by Walter Dean Myers that follows the Lewis family through racism and segregation. It starts with Muhammad Bilal being captured from Africa in 1753. It follows through to see young Lizzy escape from slavery on the live Oaks plantation in South Carolina in 1864. After the Civil War, the family is given is plot of land they refer to as the “Glory Field”, which represents hope for the family during their hardships.
to be like that for several days, even months? The glory field talks about the horrid things that the slaves were put threw when they were being transported. They were shoved on to a small boat chained together for several months. Not only that but they barely had food and even light. But really thing question is, did Walter Dean Myers write the Glory Field historically accurate? The slaves were put on to these horrible ships as the Glory Field states. While the slaves were being transported they
The cotton gin influenced the history of the United States. Slavery was finally abolished when Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation the book. In The Glory Field, by Walter Dean Myers, developed the central conflict by using figurative language to explain how difficult slavery was for African Americans. Walter Dean Myers uses metaphors, imagery, and symbolism to demonstrate the era of what slaves experienced in the 1750s-1860s through nine
Walter Dean Myers was an American author of children books, but was better known for his work with young adult literature. As well as writing Monster Walter also wrote many different books such as The Glory Field, Slam, Fallen Angels, Shooter, and The Beast. Myer was third U.S National Ambassador for Young People’s literature in 2012 and 2013. Myer’s win the Margaret Edwards Award and the Michael L. Printz Award. Myer’s was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia on August 12, 1937 and passed award at
In The Glory Field a historical fiction novel by Walter Dean Myers, family is revealed in several ways by Malcolm and by Lem’s mother. An example is after Lem has ran away and gotten caught how worried the family is. The family is worried about him getting whipped and his mother is “wondering what the white folks were going to do with Lem for running away”(Myers 18). His mother is worried because this is her son and she does not want him to get hurt. She does not want to lose any of her family because
In the book, The Glory Field by Walter Dean Myers, the author uses the setting to develop the theme and conflict that people will have to face challenges everyday but the consequences you can receive can draw the line between life or death because sometimes people don’t want to see you succeed a life with joy and freedom. By showing how the entire Lewis family were thrown at slavery, , a basketball star, wanting to play for college in the states, the Yankees wanting to help the slaves gain back