Professor Cornel West of Princeton University has endorsed the book, Peculiar Affinity: The World the Slave Owners and Their Female Slaves Made, authored by Gerald S. Norde, Ph.D. Sociologist. The book covers 24 years of research on the sexual and reproductive relations between the South's slave owners and their female slaves. In its simplicity, these sexual and reproductive relations appeared as White slave owners throughout the South who were breeding, reproducing, themselves with their female slaves. In addition, the sexual relations appeared as an obscure kinship, family, between White man and Black woman of the South. Implemented on a grand scale and in a wide-spread fashion, the essence of his peculiar affinity was its transformation into a nexus of sex and reproduction. This nexus of sex and reproduction was characterized by slave owners having children between themselves and among themselves and, at the same time, all between and among their female slaves. Just as importantly, the slave owners were also having children with their wives and other White women. Interestingly, the White children from the slave owners' wives and other White women and the Black children from the Black female slaves are all brothers and sisters.
Cornel West has endorsed the book and Professor West exclaims:
"Gerald S. Norde, Sr. has written a ground-breaking work that lays bare the barbaric treatment of Black women during U.S. slavery. It is revealing and riveting in its terrifying horror."
Dr. Norde exclaims:
"Because of the grand-scale and wide-spread application of the South's slave owners using their own bodies to breed themselves with their Black female slaves, then there must be re-interpretations of U.S. slavery, southern history, and the family in the South. The history of the millions of children born from the sexual and reproductive relations between the slave owners and their female slaves must be told."