A Natural Death
Three courageous young people, one a new white slave mistress, two captured black slaves--meet on South Carolina rice plantations during the summer of 1850. Black Joan and her husband Will have been raised free, then captured. Their civilized virtues make Joan valuable as a maid in the Big House, and Will soon becomes the black slave driver. Slavery's subtle poison corrupts the three industrious, warm-hearted young people, slave mistress as well as slaves. They have no choice; they survive, even triumph, just as capable young people trapped in a sick society would survive and triumph today. -- nancypricebooks.com
Slavery; United States -- History -- 1849-1877 -- Fiction;
376 p. ; 22 cm.
Price, Nancy, "A Natural Death" (1973). Books by Nancy Price. 1.