The American Slave Coast is reviewed today in the Wall Street Journal, by Fergus Bordewich, whose work we so admire!
The review has quibbles, including Bordewich is not entirely convinced there was a system of slave breeding, though, yes, certainly, slave-breeding went on. He also thinks River of Dark Dreams to be superior to ours.
But he does us the great compliment of saying the book reads easily and quickly, and that our curiosity reveals often unexpected and interesting things.
Woo! Great thing to happen on this storm shut-down day, facing probably, at least two more days of shut-in due to 20" of snow, more or less, covering the entire region, including us. Oops. Update just now: the governor's office says that accumulation will quite surpass 20" and hit more likely 30". This does indeed paralyze the city.