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That Was a Time, Castlen, Harriet Gift

Author    Castlen, Harriet Gift

Title   That Was a Time

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York E. P. Dutton & Co. 1937

Seller ID   14746

(no dust jacket) [ex-lending library book, but minimally marked as such (just a stamp, a small label and a pencil note on the ffep), moderate shelfwear, light soiling to covers and bottom edge; solid binding, text clean]. Dialect novel, presenting the life story of a Southern "mammy" from her birth in Africa through her years as a slave -- a misery until she was lucky(!) enough to be bought by "Marse Jimmy, a wealthy, kindly planter," after which her life (at least as reviewer Augusta Tucker described it in The New York Times) "was one of great happiness and usefulness." Ms. Tucker goes on to note that "this is the book which all Southerners intended to write about their own mammies and never did," lauding it for its authentic local color and its "excellent account of the occupations, menus and philosophies, both white and colored, on a big plantation in the far South." (Kindly Marse Jimmy's spread is near Columbus, Georgia.)

The South Antebellum South Slavery Dialect

Price = 85.00 USD



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