t's finally here.
The expanded and revised hardcover edition of Slaves, Salt, Sex & Mr. Crenshaw: The Real Story of the Old Slave House and America's Reverse Underground R.R. has arrived. It's bigger and better with 96 more pages, additional historical details as each chapter has been tweaked and improved, and many more photographs, now totalling more than 65. Also, compared with the paperback version, there's additional genealogical information in three of the appendices in the back as well as a new historical timeline for the house that runs into the 21st Century.
For the first time the most complete history of the Old Slave House is now available. Slaves, Salt, Sex & Mr. Crenshaw tells not only the story of John Hart Crenshaw and his plantation manor, but also the stories of his victims, the ones he kidnapped and sold into slavery.
It's also a history of the saltworks in southeastern Illinois that served as the state's first industry as well as the major excuse to allow slavery in its various forms to operate within its borders.
The house has long been recognized for its ghosts some have called it one of the most haunted sites in America. It's been recognized for its architecture that's why it's on the National Register of Historic Places, and in September 2004, it was finally recognized for its history as a station on the "Reverse Underground Railroad" the network of kidnappers that terrorized free residents of color in the border states with the ever-present threat of capture and sale into slavery.
The author Jon Musgrave cover the closing of the Old Slave House in the fall of 1996 as a journalist for The Daily Register of Harrisburg, Illinois, the closest daily newspaper to Equality. A week after it closed he joined the research team of Ron Nelson and Gary DeNeal that uncovered source after source of evidence that showed that the general stories long in circulation about the house were based on solid evidence.
Buy the book and read the real history of the Old Slave House.
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