"Eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life . . ."
This book is stunning.
From his collection of slave-related documents, Mr. Bryan choose the Fairchilds Appraisement of the Estate from July 5, 1828 to base this book.
He took the list of slaves to be sold on this appraisement and gives them a voice. On the first page the slave describes his/her occupation and how he/she contributes to the success of the Fairchild plantation. Then the second page, the same slave shares his/her dreams.
The artwork is incredible.
A necessary book to read and share during any Civil War unit or history unit during this time.
**Highly, highly recommend.
-Borrowed from the library.