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The Sheriff's Children

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The woman went into the dining-room, and a moment later the sheriff came to the door. He was a tall, muscular man, of a ruddier complexion than is usual among Southerners. A pair of keen, deep-set gray eyes looked out from under bushy eyebrows, and about his mouth was a masterful expression, which a full beard, once sandy in color, but now profusely sprinkled with gray, co ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 2004)
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Julie
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I really liked The Sheriff’s Children because it took an honest look at the damage that slavery inflicted upon its victims. The sheriff was seen as a good man, because in that time society allowed a man to wash his hands of any wrongs that he did as a slave owner, and he was morally upstanding in all other aspects of his life. I loved this passage…

“The baleful influence of human slavery poisoned the very fountains of life, and created new standards of right. The sheriff was
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Alexandria Steele
This book really tugged at my heartstrings. The fate of slave children of white masters is a difficult topic to read about.
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