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Black Slaveowners: Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina, 1790-1860

3.91  ·  Rating Details ·  23 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
A chapter of African American history that will shock many readers.
Paperback, 286 pages
Published February 1st 1995 by University of South Carolina Press (first published November 30th 1985)
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MrsRK
Aug 29, 2016 MrsRK rated it it was amazing
An absolutely fascinating book. I was shocked to learn that almost all Americans to whom I mentioned this book, had no idea of the fact that many Blacks owned slaves in the US! What are kids being taught in school?! This article will be an even bigger eye-opener to anyone interested in the truth: http://americancivilwar.com/authors/b....

An absolutely MUST read book to Americans!
Lynne
Apr 12, 2010 Lynne rated it really liked it
Our history books were completely devoid of this accounting of the American slave trade, so many will find this book an eye-opener. It is well researched and thoroughly interesting to read.
Regina Lindsey
It would not surprise me if this book/topic was considered controversial. Therefore, let me preface my review with a few comments.

I originally became interested in this topic during college, where as a history major one of my professors discussed the existence of free black slave owners in our area. Since I was pursuing a degree in history, I obviously had an interest in history and was really taken back because I had never heard of this topic and could not fathom how it could be true. I did so
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Rosa
Aug 26, 2014 Rosa rated it it was amazing
I saw this book listed on a friend's page on Facebook and decided to read it. It really was a very good historically poignant book! It was very heart-wrenching to read how some people had to decide which family member to purchase to guarante their freedom. It also opened my eyes to how many blacks, which I long suspected, did indeed partake in the for profit slave trade. This is the sort of history that is not taught but which indeed needs to be told. I would highly recommend this book to anyone ...more
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