The Slaves Have Names: Ancestors of My Home

The Slaves Have Names: Ancestors of My Home

by Andi Cumbo-Floyd


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493750160
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2013
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 922,066
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

Andi Cumbo-Floyd is a writer, editor, and writing teacher who grew up on the Bremo Plantations. She is also the author of God's Whisper Manifesto: The Makings of a Dream. She and her husband live on God's Whisper Farm at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can find her at

She wrote this book to learn more about the people who built her home, the people who founded that place, the people often forgotten when we talk about majestic plantation homes and American history. She wrote this book to learn how slavery has affected her family and the United States as a whole. But most of all, she wrote this book so she could know the names of the people who walked this land before her and so that she could share them with other people, particularly their descendants.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this genealogical memoir. The authot grew up and still lives on land that was once a Virginia plantation. After discovering a slave cemetary that has been abandoned,she embarks on a jouneyof discovery. Through painstaking research she uncovers the slaves buried at Bremo Plantation. She writes with honesty about the travesty of slavery in America and the legacy of slavery today. With poignancy, she brings forth the human experiece of this tragic time.