Do you think Johnny’s Pa really did not care about slavery?
What cultures basises did southerners like Johnny have for thinking they were helping black slaves?
In what ways does wartime change employment?
How was Johnny joining the teamsters to Richmond similar to job changes in World War II?
What opportunities might Cush have been denied, even if he learned how to read?
Do you think Johnny fully changed his beliefs by the end of the book?
Why might some southerners who were against slavery still fight?
Why might some northerners who were for slavery still fight?
How was Johnny’s uncertainty about blacks similar to any uncertainty about groups in today’s world?
Do you think the authors used too much period-appropriate language or too little? Why?
In what ways did Cush change through the course of the novel?
In what ways can hate cloud judgement?
Was Johnny supporting slavery by driving a wagon?