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Boone County, Kentucky was a border county in a border state in the days before the Civil War. Kentucky was a slave-holding state and many Boone Countians owned slaves throughout the nineteenth century.
Boone County's most famous slave, Margaret Garner, was the subject of Toni Morrison's novel, Beloved.
Slavery in Boone County (3 parts)
Presented by Jim Duvall, 2006