They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

“They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

A blistering, vivid account of how white women were just as involved in the slave trade as men. I have not read many books on slavery in America, but this one was a good one to give you a feel of how it operated. There are quotes from former slaves, or their descendants. There is lots of research from newspapers, and personal diaries of the men and women of the antebellum period.

Now, this is not a book for everyone. It may be a bit dry for some people’s tastes, but the scholarly effort, and work that has been put into this novel is incredible.

Hopefully this books changes the longstanding attitude that only the more visible men were involved in the slave trade, while the poor missus was at home tending the fire and having babies.

Rating: ★★★★★ Book #39 in my #ReadingChallenge2021 #Books #BookReview #AmericanHistory #StefanieEJones-Rogers #slavery #USA #history”,

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