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Beloved is a 1987 novel by the American writer Toni Morrison. Set after the American Civil War, it is inspired by the story of an African-American slave, Sethe, who escaped slavery during 1856 in Kentucky by fleeing to Ohio, a free state. A posse arrived to retrieve her and her children under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which gave slave owners the right to pursue slaves across state borders. Sethe killed her two-year-old daughter rather than allow her to be recaptured and taken back to ... more on Wikipedia

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