BSB: James Littlefield (Slavetaker: The Promise) Book Signing

Bank Square Books presents an open house book signing with local author James Littlefield (Slavetaker: The Promise). This event is free and open to the public.

About the Book

During the dark days of the American Civil War, promises, sometimes spoken and sometimes unspoken, might often be all people had left to keep up their spirits and give them hope. Cynthia and Coswell Tims’ survival would depend on such a promise. Their alliance was a strong one, but escaped lunatics, jealous neighbors, ruthless slave speculators, emboldened home guards, Yankee invaders and ever-present racism would test their resolve. Expertly written and historically grounded, the saga of Coswell Tims and his wife, Cynthia, continues on through the perils of war and change. From two diaries, the author draws forth the story of a southern Civil War era family and with the aid of a modern side story, offers the reader a compelling case for what true love can make possible.

About the Author

Jim Littlefield has taught history in Connecticut schools for 47 years. In addition he writes a monthly history column entitled, "History Matters," which captures the importance history has played over the years in family life. Jim and his wife, Georgia Lee, have restored two homes from the pre-Civil War period, each with an accompanying blacksmith shop where Jim has worked at the trade. He is a member of the Connecticut Blacksmithing Guild.

The Littlefields participate in Civl War reenactments where Jim has portrayed a blacksmith and a disabled Civil War veteran. Most of his presentations now center on Coswell Tims, who inspired the writing of The Slave Catcher's Woman.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Bank Square Books
53 W Main St
Mystic, CT 06355
Slavetaker: The Promise Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781935258490
Availability: Ships to Our Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Husky Trail Press LLC - September 23rd, 2018

During the dark days of the American Civil War, promises, sometimes

spoken and sometimes unspoken, might often be all people had left to

keep up their spirits and give them hope. Cynthia and Coswell Tims'

survival would depend on such a promise. Their alliance was a strong

one, but escaped lunatics, jealous neighbors, ruthless slave speculators,