He's just messing with them, now
Category: Literary Characters.
Clue: His "remarks about the Confederacy ... made Atlanta look at him first in bewilderment, then coolly and then with hot rage"
Answer, of course, Rhett Butler.
But when the music stopped, Alex looked at them and said, "I wonder if any of you thought of a living person instead of a literary character? We're gonna find out right now."
And Kate, first to answer, looked stricken even though she was right, clearly panicked into thinking she should have said Lincoln or Sherman or somebody.
ps - Uncle Tom? Uncle Tom?