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This excellent research guide provides a very clear discussion of slave genealogy with emphasis on the non-plantation slaves, and vividly demonstrates-with three case studies drawn from the records of Wayne County, Kentucky-the research methods and types of analysis that must be employed, and the importance of researching both owners and slaves. The text is carefully documented. The case studies are supported by various charts and diagrams, and numerous extracts from original sources which clearly illustrate the methodology and major types of records used. Any genealogist will find this volume fascinating and informative reading.