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What Insight Does Big Mas Account Give

What Insight Does Big Ma?s Account Give Us Of The Logan Land Essay, Research Paper

??????????? Big Ma?s account Re-enforces what

the land symbolises, the Logan family are very lucky to have their own land,

for them it symbolises independence and freedom.? Big Ma is very protective over the land and takes Harlan Grangers

threats to get the land back very seriously.?

Big Ma starts telling Cassie of how her and Paul Edward got married and

he bought the land.? She says that Paul

Edward was born into slavery and when he was two years old slavery was

abolished.? When Paul Edward was 14 his

mother died so he left the plantation where he grew up and came to

Vicksburg.? Big Ma tells Cassie that

despite having a good job as a carpenter Paul Edward wanted some land of his

own to work on and then he discovered that Mr Hollenbeck was selling his

land.? Edward Paul bought 200 acres of

land from Mr Hollenbeck who was eager to sell it.? Mr Hollenbeck had bought the land from the Grangers and now

Harlan Granger wanted it back.? The

Grangers had sold the land because after the War they had no money and both

northern and southern soldiers had ransacked their land.? The Grangers had to sell two thousand acres

of land to pay the taxes the owed and rebuild the land they didn?t sell.? Mr Hollenbeck had bought all two thousand

acres of the land and then when the Grangers had made back the money that they

had lost Mr Hollenbeck offered to sell the land back to them for a lot less

than the land was worth but the Grangers didn?t want to buy their land back

even for such a small price.? Mr

Hollenbeck then made the land available for everyone to buy and that?s when

Paul Edward bought 200 of then 400 acres of land the Logan?s own.? Including Paul Edward?s land Mr Hollenbeck

had sold one thousand acres to small farmers and he sold the other thousand to

Charles Jamieson.? Charles Jamieson?s

son Wade Jamieson sold another 200 acres to the Logans when he left to study

law.? When Harlan Granger took over from

his father he wanted to get back every acre of land that his father had sold

but Paul Edward and Charles Jamieson refused to sell back the land.? Then when Charles Jamieson died, Wade

Jamieson decided to leave and he sold 200 acres of land to Paul Edward and the

rest to Harlan Granger.? Wade Jamieson

decided to only sell 800 acres of land to Harlan Granger and he sold 200 to

Paul Edward, even though if he had sold all one thousand acres to Harlan

Granger he would?ve got more money.cc