Had Slaves

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Two words, stumbled across while going through family papers, upended everything poet Catherine Sasanov thought she knew about her Missouri ancestors. Using extensive research and imaginative speculation, Sasanov not only constructs fragments of what might have been the lives of the central figures in this tragic drama-the eleven men, women and children held in bondage by her great-great-great-grandfather and his family but also offers a larger view of American slavery and the artifacts and attitudes that are its ongoing legacy.