Thursday, March 26, 2015

New on My Bookshelf

If you are looking for a book to read that is both informative and entertaining, I can recommend The Lost German Slave Girl by John Bailey (Grove Press, 2003). I came across this book while browsing in the history section of my local Barnes and Nobles bookstore.  It is based on the true story of Salome Muller, a German girl who had been enslaved upon her arrival in America - or so it was claimed by some folks while others claimed she was Sally Miller, a girl born into slavery and not entitled to her freedom. The setting is mid-19th century New Orleans, but it could be almost anywhere in the South. The author will keep you guessing about the outcome and entertained the entire time. In addition, there is much to be learned about the indentured servant process. 

Published 26 March 2015, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog,

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