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Susan Glaspell's 1921 drama begins in 1879, when the maverick Silas Morton defies the wisdom of realtors and homesteaders alike and establishes a college on a coveted spot of midwestern land. Forty years later, when the country is swept up the Red Scare, Silas's iconoclastic granddaughter is a student at the college he founded, and she is faced with social ostracism, family reprisal, and federal prison when she stands up for the civil rights of two Indian nationalists. In this strikingly timely story, one woman's must set herself outside of her society is to embrace the legacy of her inspirational ancestor.

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