BOOK REVIEW: The Kitchen House

2016-07-26T09:47:58+00:00July 26th, 2016|

written by Kathleen Grissom Publisher: Touchstone 385 Pages                  Take everything you think you know about plantations in Virginia before the Civil War, slavery, color hierarchy, masters, mistresses, children, racial codes, and open your mind to a new and different story. Lavinia McCarten is seven-years-old when she is orphaned during passage from Ireland making her way to America. Lavinia McCarten is white and becomes an indentured servant at the kitchen house of the grand tobacco plantation. She is to live with the other slaves, black and mulatto, under the watchful [...]