Family matriarch bought husband

She saw him. She bought him. Then she married him. The backdrop for this couple’s courtship was the early 19th century. Eli Whitney’s cotton gin was new. Slave labor was woven into the fabric of the South. The Emancipation Proclamation hadn’t been written. The Constitution didn’t have a 14th Amendment which granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States.” There was no Civil Rights Act. Read More

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