Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself
Horrific and excellent. I was fascinated by its casual depiction of the complexity of human relations despite the "peculiar institution." My great,great,great grandfather and his fathers owned 80+ slaves in Warrenton, NC, and it is a peak into their past and mine. A stinging rebuttal to all Southern revisionists who say the Civil War was just about "States' Rights." Some may be put off by the mid 19th century writing style but the story come through loud and vivid. A companion piece to read with Styron's Pulizter Prize winning novel, "Confessions of Nat Turner, Slave," as the narratives are set only a few counties apart. Highly recommended!