Every once in a long while a book comes along that stands out from the crowd due to its distinctive nature. "The Slave Catcher's Woman" is such a book. The reader is immediately transported back in time to the antebellum South where cotton, slaves...and slave catchers are the norm. The people and events depicted are very real as is the language. One gets swept up in the delightful colloquialisms and flow of speech. The story at first, repels. Modern man does not care to confront the realities of life when humans were escaping bondage,fleeing for their lives, being tracked down by men with shotguns, whips and bloodhounds. However, the hero of this novel, Coswell Tims, is no Simon Legree. He finds himself in the business of tracking but does not seek pleasure in another's pain. With raw racism abundant around him he provides the reader with a fresh outlook. The slave catcher comments on the institution of slavery, duplicity of mankind, love and life from an objective point of view. His homespun philosophy grows on the reader like (as Tims himself might say) "moss do on trees." The action scenes are real and compelling.The history of the time period is well researched. However, the book will most likely be remembered for what it says about race, humanity and the good that is within people. It is truly one of the more remarkable books ever penned.
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James N. Littlefield is a renowned teacher of American history and anthropology. He is a registered speaker for the Connecticut Civil War Speakers Bureau. Mr. Littlefield is a spokesman and columnist on archaeological topics. He lives with his wife, Georgia Lee, and their lovable bloodhound, Molly, in a restored 18th century home in Connecticut.
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Book Description Husky Trail Press LLC. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2795830866