Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl. The Irish were used as slaves before the market for black people were up and running. Irish slavery ended in 1839, black in 1865. At one point white slaves made up 2/3's of all slaves in America. race had less to do with slavery and more to do with money and religion.
The Midwife of Hope River. Author: Patricia Harman. As a midwife working in the hardscrabble conditions of Appalachia during the Depression, Patience Murphy's only solace is her gift: the chance to escort mothers through the challenges of childbirth. Just beginning, she takes on the jobs no one else wants: those most in need--and least likely to pay. A stirring piece of Americana..