Well, since you asked. The language for the African American characters in that book was sourced in contemporary documents.
Well, that's all right then - the vernacular with which you encumber your African-American characters is based on the observations by privileged white folk of the time, who surely have an accurate ear and no propensity to stereotype.
Someone more familiar with Linguistics than I am might tell you that those speech patterns derive from the parts of Africa where their ancestors were captured and sold into slavery.
Or they might tell me something else altogether.
My conclusions about the disadvantages suffered by women of that era are hardly unique or groundbreaking.
You didn't just say that white women of the area were treated badly. You asserted parity between the condition of white women of the period and their African-American counterparts.
And if you want to see how I "hawk" books, I suggest you look at my pages on Facebook and LinkedIn.
All I can go by is the substance of your posts on this forum, which are 100% about your books and only mention higher education derisively.
I remind you of the language to which you agreed when you registered:
Posting spam of any kind in a post or in your signature line (whether it's commercial spam or an attempt to use the forums to sell or promote your books, Web site, etc.) will result in an immediate ban.
As for the DeVry reference, I was being snide about your "terminal degree" claim. It never occurred to me that I'd hit so close to the mark. - DvF