The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family

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The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family

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Mark Auslander's book, The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family (University of Georgia Press, 2011), examines the relationship between one enslaved woman, Miss Kitty, and her owner, prominent Methodist Bishop James Osgood Andrew. What can one contested account of an enslaved woman tell us about our difficult racial past?

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