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Guest Anne C. Bailey

Book review request of The Weeping Time:Memory and the Largest Slave Auction In American History

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Guest Anne C. Bailey

Here is a summary of the book and a link to Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Weeping-Time-Largest-Auction-American/dp/1316643484/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497538883&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Weeping+TIme

In 1859, at the largest recorded slave auction in American history, over 400 men, women, and children were sold by the Butler Plantation estates. This book is one of the first to analyze the operation of this auction and trace the lives of slaves before, during, and after their sale. Immersing herself in the personal papers of the Butlers, accounts from journalists that witnessed the auction, genealogical records, and oral histories, Anne C. Bailey weaves together a narrative that brings the auction to life. Demonstrating the resilience of African American families, she includes interviews from the living descendants of slaves sold on the auction block, showing how the memories of slavery have shaped people's lives today. Using the auction as the focal point, The Weeping Time is a compelling and nuanced narrative of one of the most pivotal eras in American history, and how its legacy persists today.

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Hi Anne, this looks like a really fascinating book.  Would you mind posting an excerpt?

Also the link you posted above does not work here is an alternative: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1316643484/ref=nosim?tag=aalbccom-20 or a shortened version: http://amzn.to/2sBgg0b

This link also contains an affiliate code.  Amazon actually pays people who refer visitors to their website when they buy something.  Read this article point #3 to see why it matters.

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