Browsed by
Tag: runaway slaves

“Father Comes Home from the Wars” Unlocks a Worker’s Worth, at ACT, S.F.

“Father Comes Home from the Wars” Unlocks a Worker’s Worth, at ACT, S.F.

Suzan-Lori Parks Updates Civil War Slavery and Freedom by Barry David Horwitz In “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts I, II, III)” Susan-Lori Parks alarms us with a slave named Hero who goes to the Civil War with his scurrilous white “boss-master.” Hero decides to go because The Colonel dangles freedom as a reward. Hero admits, “I will be helping out the wrong side.” How can a slave make such a decision? How does his decision affect other slaves/workers?…

Read More Read More