All Bones Be White
Hamilton Books

All Bones Be White

  • Publish Date: 2011-06-29
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Judith G. Yates Shearer

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All Bones Be White is the story of Cassy, a slave who was owned by a Revolutionary War hero. Cassy was tried for murdering her owner's youngest daughter, Phenaty. Gustavus A. Henry, a 29-year old lawyer distantly related to American patriot Patrick Henry, defended Cassy at her trial. Told in the second person, offering readers intrigue, murder, and redemption, the lives of three women-a slave, a murder victim, and the author as she discovers that her family had owned slaves-are woven together to reveal Cassy's story of what happened in 1833 America and why it still matters today.

All Bones Be White was nominated and accepted to be included on the book list for the Kentucky Society for the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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