They Were Her Property

White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in History
“Compelling.”—Renee Graham, Boston Globe
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“One of the most significant books on the history of women and slavery.”—Edward E. Baptist, author of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism "Stephanie...

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