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That Was a Time

By: Castlen, Harriet Gift

Price: $85.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14746

Condition: Very Good


(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.... View more info