This was in a pile of what I'll call my Mom's trash books along with the Harold Robbins and Jacqueline Susann. I would read anything within hand's reach then as there was only the school library or a very small town book store. All I can say is "What an eye opener for a young Canadian girl". While I knew the book itself wasn't fact it taught me a little more than school was teaching me about our southern neighbours. I ended up reading the whole pile that Mom had as it was fascinating yet sickening at the same time. I'm not sure I'd recommend these to anyone yet it is a good look at slavery and racism in all it's stark realities.