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Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall

Introduction Amid the mayhem of the Civil War, Virginia plantation wife Iris Dunleavy is put on trial and convicted of madness. It is the only reasonable explanation the court can see for her willful behavior, so she is sent away to Sanibel Asylum to be restored to a good, compliant woman. Iris knows, though, that [...]

Most Loved in All the World by Tonya Cherie Hegamin

“Hegamin tackles difficult concepts of slavery, courage and sacrifice in [this] poignant book.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review   “An unflinching depiction of slavery’s impact on families . . . this selection’s reassuring message of love shatters all bonds.” —Kirkus Reviews   With a poet’s keen ear, Tonya Cherie Hegamin tells the story of a little [...]

Desmond, Adrian and Moore, James — Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution

“Desmond and Moore’s fascinating new look at Darwin forces us to revise and expand the way we look at this revolutionary figure, and to see him wrestling with moral as well as scientific questions. And it is a reminder of just how much the issue of slavery loomed over everything in the nineteenth century, including [...]