The prologue introduces Natchez, Mississippi, and the principals involved in a murder that made national headlines. It provides the history of the planter aristocracy, explains perceptions of the South in the 1930s, the Natchez pilgrimage, the domestic slave trade, the national media attention, and attempts by earlier writers to document the story. Well known families include the Merrills, the Minors, and the Danas. There is also some discussion of Mississippi during the Civil War and the Cotton Kingdom.
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