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The Slave Catcher's Woman by James N.…

The Slave Catcher's Woman

by James N. Littlefield

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The Slave Catcher's Woman gives an amazing account of slavery in the antebellum south from the unlikely viewpoint of a slave catcher who tracks down runaway slaves using his trusted and beloved bloodhounds. Coswell Elias Tims of Milledgeville, GA was deeply enmeshed in the "peculiar institution," yet manages to be an acute observer with a penchant for honest and objective reporting of the world he sees around him. His voice is that of an engaging backwoods storyteller who soon wins the reader's affection with his homespun philosophies and his all-to-familiar human struggles. Not the monster that history suggests, but a man, slave catcher Coswell Tims takes the reader down a trail fraught with violence and fear in this action packed narrative of fistfights, killings, knifings and kidnappings. And woven through it all, looms the powerful presence of the woman named Cynthia, the slave catcher's woman. About the Author: Jim Littlefield is well known for his regular newspaper columns on history which often feature archaeological investigations conducted while teaching anthropology over the course of many years at a Connecticut high school. He is a registered speaker for the State of Ct. Civil War Speaker's Bureau on the issue of slavery and is also known as an artful re-enactor who has portrayed a variety of historical characters from that time period. As such, he is ideally suited to the task of bringing history to life with his first novel, "The Slave Catcher's Woman."

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