Pembroke Pines, FL, July 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published The Knight Family Legacy: One Family's Story by Marilyn R. Hill-Sutton, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 7 x 10 paperback in the Biography & Autobiography / Historical category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $40.95. The Knight Family Legacy is also available in its 7 x 10 casebound edition for $43.95. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/theknightfamilylegacy was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
About the Book (Excerpts & Info)
In 1886, Maj. John Knight Jr.—a White plantation owner, attorney, and decorated Confederate Civil War veteran—summoned five witnesses to his deathbed. There, he did something extraordinary: He bequeathed his estate to his former slaves.
What followed is an incredible true-life story of courage, love, epic legal battles, and one remarkable turnabout: only years after being in bondage, Knight’s former slaves and their descendents entered the plantation house as masters of their domain—and their future.
Meticulously researched, The Knight Family Legacy: One Family’s Story, gives an eye-opening glimpse into the complex, often contradictory life story of Knight and those around him—a world where the gray areas crowd out black and white. Marilyn R. Hill-Sutton traces the facts through court records, countless historical documents, numerous courthouse and cemetery visits, and endless interviews with family members—many of which are reprinted here.
The candid account that emerges reveals the Knight family’s slave-owning history; Maj. Knight’s valor during the Civil War; the forbidden union between him and his mulatto slave, Violet Knight; his decision to leave the estate to Violet and their children; an unprecedented court battle for control of the Knight estate by heirs; and son Jacob C. Knight’s courageous efforts to ensure his father’s deathbed wishes were carried out.
Ambitious in scope and far-reaching in conclusions, The Knight Family Legacy is a must-read for Civil War buffs, slavery historians, and anyone with an interest in this country’s cultural heritage.
Deftly constructed at 600 pages, The Knight Family Legacy: One Family's Story is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Biography & Autobiography / Historical category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, The Knight Family Legacy meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $40.95 and $43.95, respectively.
Additionally, The Knight Family Legacy can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore
Format: 7 x 10 paperback
Format: 7 x 10 casebound
For more information or to contact the author, visit www.outskirtspress.com/theknightfamilylegacy
About the Author
Marilyn R. Hill-Sutton is the wife of Joseph Sutton, a Knight family descendent. After a career in the insurance and healthcare industries, she embarked on a journey to research and document the stories that have been passed down by ancestors through word-of-mouth for more than a century. Her love for history, and her husband’s family legacy, was the driving force behind the quest to trace the family’s trajectory from the scourge of slavery through their many immeasurable triumphs.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.
Outskirts Press, Inc. offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.
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