Look Away Beulah Land Author:Lonnie Coleman For the plantation of Beulah Land and its masters, the Kendricks, the Civil War has ended in humiliation inflicted by Sherman's rampaging soldiers. Humiliation and destruction, as the strength of the victors descends on the vanquished in fire that levels the great mansion. An era has died, but the Kendricks are proud and tied to the land by a lo... more »ve stronger than the hatreds, both newly formed and long nurtured, that torment them.
Bound together by the affections of generations, given sustenance by loves that grow out of the ruins of a shaken society, Beulah Land's men and women set about creating a new way of life - a blend of past and future, perhaps stronger than the one they once knew.
Sarah Kendrick-mistress of Beulah Land, a warm woman, the iron inspiration behind the struggle to rebuild
Benjamin Davis-her young grandson, determined from childhood to be his own man, and strong enough to let no one stop him.
Daniel Todd-a Union deserter, for whom the shelter of Beulah Land becomes a great deal more, as his life grafts itself to the plantation and its people
Junior Elk-a free man of color, bearing like a torch his implacable ancestral hatred of all the Kendriks
Nancy-the freed slave whose toughness and gaiety lead her to a Savannah brothel, but whose heart belongs to Beulah Land and the boy who one day will be its master.« less