The Negro of the Old South: A Bit of Period History. Mrs. Nicholas Ware Eppes.
The Negro of the Old South: A Bit of Period History
The Negro of the Old South: A Bit of Period History

The Negro of the Old South: A Bit of Period History

Chicago: Joseph G. Branch, 1925. First edition. Hardcover. A tight, bright fully fine copy, presentation inscription dated Dec. 2, '27 on the front pastedown and a handsome vintage bookplate front free endpaper. Hardcover in ribbed grass green cloth lined and lettered in gilt. xv+203 pp. with four full page photographic plates. A "period history, of absolute truth" of the Old South. Set on "The Old Plantation" (Pine Hill Plantation) on which the author grew up (deserted by the time of this publication) and in and around the "Quarter" where the blacks lived, from before the Civil War up to the end of World War I. Described are such persons of color as "Old Black Mammy", "Aunt Ginny", Laurence the runaway, Aunt Dinah, carpetbaggers, the KKK. Also described are nurseries on the plantation, holidays, the tenant system, education of the black residents. etc. In the introduction, the author describes herself as "... on of the much l;auded--much abused--musch despised--and much ridiculed class--one of the blue-blooded children of the Old South, surrounded by many years by the slaves.." and later the free blacks who remained to work the plantation. Fine. Item #E22786

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