I know the picture is not the greatest but if you look up the title it will take you to a link. It’s on Amazon.

I honestly believe this is a book that will enlighten many an American and others.

Here is a short synopsis. After the Civil War, southern states, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, found illegal ways to get around the laws meant to protect the African-American populations in their states.

What they created was a massive underground business that targeted blacks. These blacks, mostly men, were arrested on bogus charges and then fined amounts they could not pay. They would be found guilty. A white land owner would pay the fine thus indenturing them to work to pay it off. They were not paid. They were treated as slaves. They were sold from one farmer or business to another. Another form of slavery under the guise of being called convicts.

I was at times astonished, repulsed, sickened and sad.

It is a very detailed look at this atrocity. It is sometimes difficult to read due to the subject matter but well worth the time.

Just this morning I read where Alabama is closing licensing offices in this same “black belt” area, making it difficult if not impossible for the African-Americans in that state to get a photo I.D.

I’m just sitting here shaking my head.

When does it end?

Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.

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