The dialogue is spoken poetry and the story sheds light on the institution of slavery in the British North American colonies after the American war for independence. Though apparently not as brutal as in the U.S., it was still slavery.
A war between Great Britain and the U.S., sometimes called the second American war for independence. The conflict was caused mainly by British violations of American neutral rights during the Napoleonic wars, though the desire of some Americans for territorial expansion, especially in Canada, was also a factor.
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When the American War for Independence came to an end at Yorktown, the British, stunned at their defeat, stacked arms while a band played "The World Turned Upside Down." At the time, the musical selection must have seemed particularly apt.
Whenever we crossed the bridge spanning the river near the old homestead, someone would point out that this was the "Steuben House." Eventually, an elementary school teacher explained who Steuben was: Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, a Prussian baron and military officer who provided critical leadership in the American War for Independence. In so doing, he joined the ranks of several other European-born champions of liberty who aided the American cause, including the French military officer Marquis de Lafayette; the Polish military engineer Thaddeus Kosciusko; and the Polish patriot Count Casimir Pulaski, called the "Father of the American Cavalry."