Here is an interview with lawyer and author Marlen Suyata Bodden, who wrote the
fictional The Wedding Gift. The book is set in the 1850s American South and tells a story where a slave master gives his daughter a slave as a wedding gift. It just so happens that the slave is also his offspring, and the half-sister of the now married white daughter.
I will delve into chronocentric judgment--but this gift is inappropriate on so many levels.
The premise of The Wedding Gift reminds me of another novel about slaves and property released in 2003, called Property by Valerie Martin.