By Joel Chandler Harris
Hardcover, 232 pp
From the Publisher:
Although Joel Chandler Harris will always be best known as the creator of Uncle Remus, he also wrote “serious” literature. The Remus tales, which portray the South’s romantic vision of itself, have eclipsed these other writings. True, the expected tributes to the old South are here – the pleasant, slow-paced life on the plantation, the proud old family ruined by war, the aristocratic defender of the defenseless black and ex-slaves who remain faithful to their former masters. But mixed with these features are disturbing elements of objectivity, harsh reality and even brutality about life in Georgia and the South. “Where’s Duncan?” is a horror tale which pivots around a white master’s sexual relations with a black slave woman. “Blue Dave” and “Daddy Jake” are fugitive slaves. “Balaam and His Master” tells how a strong slave protects and supports his weak and spineless master. “Free Joe” is the story of a free black before the Civil War, more helpless than any slave. “The Colonel’s Nigger Dog” takes its title from a dog trained to hunt down fugitive slaves. “Ananias” is a pitiful, scorned black man during the resentful years of Reconstruction. “Mom Bi” tells about a loyal slave, whose daughter was sold by her master and who renounces her plantation home after the Civil War. These stories reflect the author’s conflicting emotions: he remembered the harmonious life on the middle Georgia plantation where he lived and where slaves were humanely treated, and yet his conscience rejected the traffic in human beings and its attendant evils.
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