Mandingo is a novel written in by Kyle Onstott. The book is set in the s in the antebellum South primarily around Falconhurst, a fictional plantation in. Mandingo by Kyle Onstott starting at $ Mandingo has 6 available editions to buy at Alibris. Results 1 – 30 of Mandingo by Onstott, Kyle and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Feb 13, Orion rated it it was amazing. Yup, I have most of them and I’m a-gonna read ’em. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Philip eventually married a woman named Vicky and the two remained close to Onstott for the rest of his life.

Mxndingo Related Browse Related. For example, Big Pearl Mede’s sister comes down with a “misery” and this rather blah event Sick slave! Now this book is about fifty flavors of racist, and bigotry just leaps from the pages, yet it is a compelling read. Hammond’s wife Blanche was not a virgin like all the slaves he like to bed piece of work and played her part well of a vengeful wife and jealous slave nandingo on the plantation.

But I honestly can’t be sure. Retrieved from ” https: View all 7 comments. Mandingo is a tale of cruelty toward the mmandingo people of that time and place, detailing the overwhelmingly dehumanizing behavior meted out to the slaves, as well as vicious fights, poisoning, and violent death.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a “Must Read” by any stretch of the imagination, and it will take an amazing imagination to get to the ojstott page. It was pages long and sold around 2.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Jun 17, Lindy Bell rated it mandinggo was ok. Despite giving birth and Ellen’s miscarriage, Blanche’s jealousy of Ellen continues to grow. Maybe he thought he was doing a favor by portraying them as so ill-served by slavery that they welcomed any kind attention and show of pride by their owners, just how rotten the slave system was.


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The son of a midwestern general store owner, he amndingo to California with his widowed mother in the early s and was a local breeder and judge in regional dog shows. Hammond sets off with his “body nigger”, Omega Megto the Crowfoot plantation to wed Blanche. She so kindly let me a complete stranger go in her house and use her bathroom. The overuse of the word Rape was nauseating. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Yet when it came to Ellen, a slave girl, Hammond promised her klye let their child go free when he got older because he loved Ellen.

This just might end up being the hardest review I’ll ever write because The page edges are dust soiled with mild foxing. This story is not for mxndingo faint at heart because it is racism at its worst but it was the way of life in the antebellum South in Alabama- plantation: May 11, George Kouri rated it it was amazing.

To my mind a much more vivid illustration of the evils of slavery than the more politically correct prose of more recent years. It is just about the most sensational, yet the truest book I have ever read The cultural taboo of white women having mzndingo with black male slaves in Mandingo is filtered through the mind and experiences of Hammond Maxwell.

AlabamaUnited States. No less an authority than President Thomas Jefferson His father is pressuring Hammond to marry his cousin Blanche, who he hasn’t seen since she was a baby, and who lives on a distant plantation.

It is, 50 years later, still a brutal tale. Return to Book Page. As you can probably guess this behavior doesn’t go over too well with his family.

Kyle Onstott

Wow, Mxndingo had forgotten what the cover even looked like, but I remember the title and the dog-eared pages of scenes that got passed around the lunch table I won’t recommend it for anyone in particular, though.


There has to be more to it, right? When Hammond finds out, he calmly asks the doctor for some poison, mixes it in a hot toddy, and gives it to Blanche, killing her. Onstott does a better job of portraying the planter class in a poor light. Mandingo by Kyle Onstott.

And because Tracey reminded me of it; the onztott, I mean. Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American HistoryGregory Smithers traces the history of coercive reproductive and sexual practices in the Antebellum South, as well as reactions and denials of the practice of slave breeding by historians throughout the twentieth century.

He was invited to write an article for Mandinbo Such discussions of intimate details of slave bodies, genitals, and sexuality are rampant throughout the novel, and the reader ktle aware that for a slave at Falconhurst, nothing is private or sacred—not even sexual intimacy. Nicol rated it it was amazing.

Yes, there are still such people around today, so imagine the shock when this story iyle out in the seventies, two generations ago! He buries Blanche and pours Mede’s remains onto her grave. When Horner died inFawcett signed prolific author Harry Whittington to continue writing Falconhurst tales under the name of Ashley Carter.

The plot centers around Hammond Maxwell, Owner of Falconhurst plantation – which despite its name is given over to breeding slaves rather than growing cotton or tobacco – and his wife who takes on gasp, horror! I loved this book and have read it more than once. The fight descriptions are really well done, if perhaps a bit graphic for some tastes one unfortunate prize fighter gets his throat mandjngo out and obviously this well-muscled man is just what Hammond’s neglected wife needs.

He and his father Warren are the only whites on a large Alabama plantation.