Copyright Bonnie Stanard

The blacks live in slave quarters.

The whites live in the Big House.

St. Helena Island slaves livein barely habitable cabins so drafty they can’t keep the smoke in the chimney, and the doors won't stay shut. Their obedience to their master is anything but benign.

In spite of the conflicts between master and slave, all the inhabitants of Westfall are “slave to King Cotton," the crop that brings white wealth and black poverty.

WESTFALL, Slave to King Cotton

Photos courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Photos courtesy of the Library of Congress.

...a tapestry of vivid richness, density, and formidable design.

—Steven Bauer, Hollow Tree Literary Services



Westfall Plantation is a duality of wealth and poverty

The stories that began in Kedzie, Master, and Sonny come to some conclusion in Westfall, Slave to King Cotton.

Stories of the Old South