The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery
by Noel Rae
- Civil War, General Interest , American History
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Slavery: an intimate panorama
There have been countless books about slavery in America, but few reveal what it was actually like. The Great Stain offers an intimate view through a rare trove of firsthand accounts from former slaves, slave owners, and even African slavers.
We see slavery through multiple perspectives: a young girl is beaten after being accused of stealing a piece of candy; a slave ship’s surgeon recounts brutality and squalid conditions; an Englishman visiting Haiti witnesses violent uprisings. So many viewpoints ensure that no historical blind spot will leave the picture of an era incomplete.
The Great Stain weaves a tapestry of good and evil, of greed and kindness, and of a civilization as it develops, evolves, and moves toward the future.
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|Release Date:||February 20, 2017|