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Carol Bleser discusses her book "The Hammonds of Redcliffe"

BROADCAST: Dec. 2, 1981 | DURATION: 00:53:07

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Synopsis

In the archives of a South Carolina library is where Carol Bleser came across real letters of a Southern family in the 19th century. "The Hammonds of Redcliffe," tells the stories of James Henry Hammond, who married into wealth and who fathered children with some of his slaves. Hammond believed women were men's playthings and all slaves should remain slaves, even his slave children.