We didn't have Communists in Texas. We did talk about them a lot, though.
There was something comical about Communists when I was growing up, and even their vaunted nuclear missiles didn't seem to be THAT real to an eight-year-old boy who reasoned that,
Was Hannah Crafts really a black woman? Was she really a slave? How do we know she wasn't a tea- sipping housewife in Morristown who wanted to help abolish slavery?
I'm just not as convinced as everyone else seems to be that this "new" slave novel is authentic.
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