Anna Moffett's Civil War
In the past I have tried posting American history on this site, and have had no interest in it. But this story is a little different, in that it involves people from Liverpool - who supported the South in the war. And among those was Robert Hall, mentioned in my We Three play, brother of Lindsay Hall. He was a major cotton broker in Liverpool - with brothers and uncles in the Southern states, so he had both a financial and a personal history in taking their point of view.
I grew up in North Dakota - about as far away from the deep south as you can get, and only knew one black family in the 21 years I lived there. (She was my PE teacher in high school.) But I have chosen to write this from the point of view of Anna Moffett, who was very much a supporter of having slaves, and being allowed to make decisions without interference from government. So the pro-slavery views that I write, are not my own views, but ones I think she would have held.
There are 4 letters which I have been given by a Hall relative from Anna and her son to Robert Hall, and they are used in the book, but I put them in italics so mark them out as being first hand source material. But lots of the other bits of book are taken from writing done by Anna's sons and son-in-law, whose writings have made it onto the internet.