Cane River, by Lalita Tademy.
What can I say about this book, but WOW. This book blew me away. In it, Ms. Tademy tells the story of four generations of women on her mother's side, reaching back into slavery. These women are amazing, resilient, passionate, talented. Their stories are riveting. This is the most real history I've ever read, although Ms. Tademy herself acknowledges that she has woven in fictional accounts of events.
This is a must-read for anyone who believes slavery was a good system, that slaves were happy. This is a must-read for students of American history. This is a must-read for those who love women's studies, gender studies, or genealogical history.
This is a MUST-READ, people!!