We in the house were always decently dressed, while some Richmond slaves didn't even have shoes to wear on the City's unpaved streets. Though Old Master Van Lew's family held slaves, including Mama and Old Sam, when he lived in New York, neither Old Master Van Lew nor his Philadelphia-born bride could quite abide the way human chattel were treated in Virginia.The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen.
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This does sound secretive. Great teaser! Thanks for sharing. Mine is here.ReplyDelete
I am intrigued by this teaser.ReplyDelete
This is a terrific book!ReplyDelete
I was lucky enough to read and review this book a few months ago and I agree it is a terrific book.ReplyDelete