Carry Me Back

The Domestic Slave Trade in American Life
Deyle, Steven
Date published: 
May 2005

Carry Me Back is a tour-de-force examination of the history of the domestic slave trade in America. This book represents a detailed accounting of the movement of slaves from market within the United States, as well as an examination of the lives of those operating and participating in the business world of those markets. Finally, the book considers the impact of the slave trade on American life writ large, making this a major contribution to American history prior to Reconstruction.