The Year of the Hangman

By Gary Blackwood

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Main Conflict

Creighton wants to be loyal to Britain but, after being kidnapped and shipped to America, sees that the Americans are smart and well educated and the British are mean and want to steal the Patriot's possessions so he ends up siding with the Americans.


Place: New Orleans (not owned by Americans at the time)

Time: 1777


  • Creighton- a snobby rich boy that is taken to America and gets a reality check.
  • Dr. Franklin- takes in Creighton and teaches him that the Americans aren't buffoons.
  • Sophie- lives with Dr. Franklin and becomes friends with Creighton.
  • Peter- sidekick of Dr. Franklin and Arnold, saves Creighton multiple times.