More than Tools

from Cowper's Bookshelf

Slaves occasionally became more than tools to their masters. The Wedding Gift is a story set in pre-civil war Alabama, following the tale of the Allen family and how they collapse. An illegitimate product of patriarch Cornelius and one of his slaves, Sarah is given as part of a wedding gift to Cornelius's daughter. His legitimate and illegitimate daughters rejected, Cornelius's deeds may soon catch up to him and destroy his family. The Wedding Gift is based on a true story and a very highly recommended read.