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Posted October 7, 2011
I am a child of the South with a family history rooted in plantation slave owners. This history is excellent in its scope and detail. As I read it I realized that these dynamics explained quite a lot about the attitudes and relationships that still existed in my rural community in central Georgia in the 1950's.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
There was a good bit of repetition of information in the book that made it tedious at times. There was also a lot of fine detail and unsparing and unflinching descriptions of the lives of the slaves that made me cringe.
I have been a student of the Civil War from childhood and this is a fine history to add to my understanding of the way the war personally affected ordinary people of the day and continued to affect the region for generations after.