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  • ROSIEBELLE LEE WILDCAT TENNESSEE. by Andrews, Raymond.
    Andrews, Raymond.
    ROSIEBELLE LEE WILDCAT TENNESSEE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dial Press, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American author's second novel, set, like the first, in a small Georgia town in the fictional Muskhogean County, and spanning most of the first half of the twentieth century. Illustrated with drawings by Benny Andrews, who also did the dust jacket art. 245 pp. . ISBN: 0-803783361.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near finw dustjacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 65752
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 37627
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: Third printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 40624
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  • BABY OF THE FAMILY by Ansa, Tina McElroy
    Ansa, Tina McElroy
    BABY OF THE FAMILY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt, Inc., (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - African American novelist's first book, a wryly humorous coming-of-age story, set in a small town in her native Georgia, beginning in the 1950s. SIGNED on the title page. 265 pp. ISBN: 0-15110431X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (some very light toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 58557
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  • ENDANGERED SPECIES. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    ENDANGERED SPECIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon - this one set on Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia. INSCRIBED on the title page. 306 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-399-142460.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73854
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  • ENDANGERED SPECIES. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    ENDANGERED SPECIES.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Avon, (1998.). Mystery featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon - this one set on Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia. ISBN: 0-380-725835.

    Condition: Good overall (some spine creasing, curling to corners.)

    Book ID: 45398
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  • ENDANGERED SPECIES. by Barr, Nevada.
    Barr, Nevada.
    ENDANGERED SPECIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1997.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Fifth mystery featuring park ranger Anna Pigeon - this one set on Cumberland Island National Seashore off the coast of Georgia. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-399-142460.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52604
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  • WILLIAM KNOX: The Life and Thought of an Eighteenth Century Imperialist by Bellot, Leland J.
    Bellot, Leland J.
    WILLIAM KNOX: The Life and Thought of an Eighteenth Century Imperialist

    Edition: First printing.

    Austin: University of Texas Press, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first full-scale biography of the man who was provost marshall of Georgia from 1757 to 1762 and Undersecretary of State in the American Dept of the British government from 1770 to 1782. Notes, bibliography and index. 264 pp. ISBN: 0-292-790074.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (Slight water damage to upper edge of text block, tear and associated creasing on front cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 8638
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  • MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: A Savannah Story. by Berendt, John.
    Berendt, John.
    MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: A Savannah Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A combination of mystery and travel book, this is an account of a 1981 murder in Savannah, Georgia and its aftermath. Basis for the Clint Eastwood movie of the same name.Winner of the Southern Book Award, finalist for the Pulitzer. A true first with the errors on page 11 and 32. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. 388 pp. ISBN: 0-679-429220.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 65634
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  • MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: A Savannah Story. by Berendt, John.
    Berendt, John.
    MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: A Savannah Story.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - A combination of mystery and travel book, this is an account of a 1981 murder in Savannah, Georgia and its aftermath. Basis for the Clint Eastwood movie of the same name.Winner of the Southern Book Award, finalist for the Pulitzer. 388 pp. ISBN: 0-679-429220.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53417
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  • MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: A Savannah Story. by Berendt, John.
    Berendt, John.
    MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL: A Savannah Story.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - A combination of mystery and travel book, this is an account of a 1981 murder in Savannah, Georgia and its aftermath. Basis for the Clint Eastwood movie of the same name. 388 pp. ISBN: 0-679-429220.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 51846
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  • DEATH AND THE EASTER BUNNY. by Berry, Linda,
    Berry, Linda,
    DEATH AND THE EASTER BUNNY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Aurora, CO: Write Way Publishing, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first mystery, introducing Trudy Roundtree, who has returned from Atlanta to her hometown of Ogeechee, where she works as the only detective on the small police force headed up by her cousin, the chief of police. SIGNED on the title page. 224 pp. ISBN: 1-88517344X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76307
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  • IN THE FOREST OF HARM. by Bissell, Sallie.
    Bissell, Sallie.
    IN THE FOREST OF HARM.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a story of survival and friendship as three women embark on a hellish journey through a treacherous wilderness. Features the "youngest prosecutor in Georgia" Mary Crow and two of her closest friends. 304 pp. ISBN: 0-553801287.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 62894
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  • WILDWOOD FLOWER: Poems. by Byer, Kathryn Stripling.
    Byer, Kathryn Stripling.
    WILDWOOD FLOWER: Poems.

    Edition: First printing.

    Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - 1992 Lamont Poetry selection (judges were Lucille Clifton, Jorie Graham and Robert Morgan.) Although the author says she was born in the flatlands of southwest Georgia, she was drawn to the mountains where her grandmother was born and this collection contains narrative poems written in the fictional voice of a woman around the early 1900s, inspired by the ballads and the lives of the Blue Ridge mountain women in North Carolina. Praise from Mary Oliver, Fred Chappel, Lee Smith and others. 52 pp. ISBN: 0-807117706.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dust jacket (small name and date on lower corner of front endpaper).

    Book ID: 66139
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  • SHARING GOOD TIMES. by Carter, Jimmy.
    Carter, Jimmy.
    SHARING GOOD TIMES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The 36th President of the United States and Nobel laureate focuses on simpler things in this inspirational book - his childhood exploring the outdoors with his father, how he learned to share life with his wife Roslyn, and more. SIGNED on the title page. Index. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-7432-70339.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 49695
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  • Cobb, Al.
    SAVANNAH'S GHOSTS II.

    Edition: First edition, a trade paperback.

    Savannah, Georgia: Whittaker St Books, 2003. SIGNED first edition - Stories of ghosts and unexplained mysterious happenings in Savannah, Georgia, each researched by the author. Illustrated with color photographs. SIGNED on the first page. 99 pp. ISBN: 0-970553730.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (lower corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 50251
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  • ANDERSONVILLE VIOLETS: A Story of Northern and Southern Life. by Collingwood, Herbert W. (Herbert Winslow), 1857-1927
    Collingwood, Herbert W. (Herbert Winslow), 1857-1927
    ANDERSONVILLE VIOLETS: A Story of Northern and Southern Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers (New York: Chas T. Dillingham), 1889. Hardcover first edition - Classic Civil War novel about an Andersonville prisoner-of-war John Rockwell, who reaches across the "deadline" to pluck a bunch of violets, and about the Southern soldier and prison guard, Jack Foster, who ignores regulations and does not shoot him. When this was first published, almost twenty-five years had passed since the Civil War, but sectarian feelings still ran high on the subject of how prisoners-of-war were treated, and Andersonville, especially, was an example to the North of inhumane treatment. Although there was beginning to be some recognition that neither the North nor the South were blameless, and that it was the nature of the…

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    Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers (New York: Chas T. Dillingham), 1889. Hardcover first edition - Classic Civil War novel about an Andersonville prisoner-of-war John Rockwell, who reaches across the "deadline" to pluck a bunch of violets, and about the Southern soldier and prison guard, Jack Foster, who ignores regulations and does not shoot him. When this was first published, almost twenty-five years had passed since the Civil War, but sectarian feelings still ran high on the subject of how prisoners-of-war were treated, and Andersonville, especially, was an example to the North of inhumane treatment. Although there was beginning to be some recognition that neither the North nor the South were blameless, and that it was the nature of the war itself that led to so much suffering, Collingwood's novel was an important "popular" attempt to heal this divide by portraying the soldiers of both sides as men first, who were able to respect the soldiers on the other side, and even sometimes to reach across to each other. Collingwood went on to become the well-known and highly respected editor of "The Rural New Yorker, The Business Farmer's Paper" and a crusader for honesty in advertising, among other things. At one point, he was an outspoken opponent of the promotion of a hybrid developed by Luther Burbank, which was renamed the "wonderberry." 270 pp. plus 10 pp of publisher's advertisements.

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    Condition: Good only (some overall wear to the covers, fraying to the sides of the spine, missing rear endpaper, but still sturdy condition.) Very uncommon in the first edition with no copies currently available for sale.

    Book ID: 37091
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  • Cooper, J. California.
    THE WAKE OF THE WIND.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Anchor Books, 1998. Author's third novel, historical fiction set in Texas at the end of the Civil War and in Georgia during Reconstruction. ISBN: 0-385-487053.

    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 20337
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  • ALL WE NEED OF HELL. by Crews, Harry.
    Crews, Harry.
    ALL WE NEED OF HELL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1987.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A provocative brief novel - a blending of despair and hope - by this Southern author. 161 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0156805.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (appears unread)

    Book ID: 62226
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  • Daniell, Rosemary.
    FORT BRAGG & OTHER POINTS SOUTH: Poems.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1988. First edition - Second collection of poetry, and fourth book, by this Georgia-born author. Erotic, sometimes violent, sometimes revealing and sad. 72 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-06923.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 27725
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  • A CORPSE'S NIGHTMARE. by DePoy, Phillip.
    DePoy, Phillip.
    A CORPSE'S NIGHTMARE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Unusual mystery by this Edgar award winning author, featuring folklorist Fever Devilin and set in the Georgia Appalachians. 310 pp. ISBN: 9780-312-699468.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57766
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  • RUNNING WITH WILD BLOOD: A Moriah Dru / Richard Lake Mystery. by Finger, Gerrie Ferris.
    Finger, Gerrie Ferris.
    RUNNING WITH WILD BLOOD: A Moriah Dru / Richard Lake Mystery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Five Star / Gale, (2015) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth book in this series featuring Lake and Dru. "Richard Lake of the Atlanta Police Department gets a cold case when a witness suddenly gets his memory back. Lake recruits Moriah Dru to look into the murder of Juliet Trapp sixteen when she died and a student at Winters Farm Academy. Juliet Trapp had told her mother she was going to Bike Week with Wild Blood an outlaw motorcycle gang over the Christmas break." 318 pp. ISBN: 978-1432829667.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72458
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  • Golden, Jeffrey.
    WATERMELON SUMMER.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 91971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The day to day record of a young, upper middle class, white college student who goes to spend the summer working on a small black cooperative farm in rural Georgia. Even though the experience was in many ways a failure - or perhaps more accurately a disappointment, since the gains were so much less than hoped for - the author ends with a note on the importance of such co-operative farms: "none of the supposedly 'impatient' political methods, from Weatherman terrorism to the poor people's march on Washington, has brought America an inch closer to cooperative land ownership or social equality for black people. Nor will those goals be served by…

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    Philadelphia: Lippincott, 91971.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The day to day record of a young, upper middle class, white college student who goes to spend the summer working on a small black cooperative farm in rural Georgia. Even though the experience was in many ways a failure - or perhaps more accurately a disappointment, since the gains were so much less than hoped for - the author ends with a note on the importance of such co-operative farms: "none of the supposedly 'impatient' political methods, from Weatherman terrorism to the poor people's march on Washington, has brought America an inch closer to cooperative land ownership or social equality for black people. Nor will those goals be served by electoral politics. There is no politician of national stature anywhere in this country, from Richard Nixon to Ronald Dellums. Nor is there likely to be one: a black cooperative farm is antagonistic to the holders of political power in the South and a matter of indifference to most of those in the North." 152 pp

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    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing to the dj, slight loss at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 30750
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  • THE RECORDING ANGEL. by Harris, Corra Mae White (Cora), 1869-1935.
    Harris, Corra Mae White (Cora), 1869-1935.
    THE RECORDING ANGEL.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., 1912. Hardcover first edition - Early novel by this Georgian writer who is perhaps best known for her first novel, 'The Circuit Rider's Wife,' based in part on her own life as the wife of a Methodist minister, a poorly paid circuit rider who preached hellfire and damnation to the poorest residents of the rural South, and suffered severe emotional problems, which eventually led to his suicide. Corra turned to writing as a means of financially supporting herself and her children, and her books remained popular throughout her life, although they are almost forgotten now. This novel remains relevant for its social criticism: as usual with her books, it deals with…

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    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc., 1912. Hardcover first edition - Early novel by this Georgian writer who is perhaps best known for her first novel, 'The Circuit Rider's Wife,' based in part on her own life as the wife of a Methodist minister, a poorly paid circuit rider who preached hellfire and damnation to the poorest residents of the rural South, and suffered severe emotional problems, which eventually led to his suicide. Corra turned to writing as a means of financially supporting herself and her children, and her books remained popular throughout her life, although they are almost forgotten now. This novel remains relevant for its social criticism: as usual with her books, it deals with the relationship between men and women, and the conflicts between traditions and the beginning of a more modern world, but it also depicts the small isolated town of Ruckersville in the hills of North Georgia, where the inhabitants devotion to heroes of the Confederacy and the 'Lost Cause' has resulted in a cultural barrenness. Illustrated with a frontispiece and three inserted color plates by W. H. Everett. 331 pp.

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    Condition: Very good overall in dark blue cloth with white lettering on the spine and front cover. Horizontal pastedown on the front cover of a Southern mansion. Front hinge cracked, quite minor wear to the covers, otherwise tight and clean.

    Book ID: 35237
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  • LET ME LIVE. by Herndon, Angelo (1913 - 1997)
    Herndon, Angelo (1913 - 1997)
    LET ME LIVE.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Arno Press and The New York Times, (1969). Autobiography of Herndon, an African American labor organiser for the Unemployment Council and a member of the Communist Party who was arrested for participating a demonstration and distributing literature and sentenced in 1933 to 20 years on a Georgia chain gang. Originally published in 1937 while he was awaiting the Supreme Court decision that led to his release. Includes a new preface by Howard N. Meyer. A title in The American Negro: His History and Literature series with William Loren Katz as general editor. xii, 409 pp.

    Condition: Good only - some rubbing and wear to covers, corners bumped, but still a sturdy and good reading copy.

    Book ID: 74570
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  • AND VENUS IS BLUE: Stories. by Hood, Mary.
    Hood, Mary.
    AND VENUS IS BLUE: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Georgia author's second collection of short stories (the first won the Flannery O'Connor Award), stories of love when love turns tough - or 'when the road turns to dirt.' Dustjacket praise from Howard Nemerov, Shirley Abbot and Pat Conroy (who called her a "great writer") among others. 293 pp. ISBN: 0-89919-4311.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 32610
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  • AND VENUS IS BLUE: Stories. by Hood, Mary.
    Hood, Mary.
    AND VENUS IS BLUE: Stories.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Georgia author's second collection of short stories (the first won the Flannery O'Connor Award), stories of love when love turns tough - or 'when the road turns to dirt.' Dustjacket praise from Howard Nemerov, Shirley Abbot and Pat Conroy (who called her a "great writer") among others. ISBN: 0-89919-4311.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (black mark on top edge of text block)

    Book ID: 32611
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  • LIVING, LOVING, LAUGHING, DYING AND CRYING ON PEACHTREE. by Hudspeth, Ron.
    Hudspeth, Ron.
    LIVING, LOVING, LAUGHING, DYING AND CRYING ON PEACHTREE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, (1980.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the "culture of uprooted rural Southerners, transplanted Yankees, and young and middle-aged singles examing new values and lifestyles" in Atlanta, Georgia. INSCRIBED on the title page. 217 pp. ISBN: 0-931948-142.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. (line on bottom edge, small chip and other edgewear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 51835
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  • WHISTLE DOWN A DARK LANE. by Jones, Adrienne.
    Jones, Adrienne.
    WHISTLE DOWN A DARK LANE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Young adult novel set in Atlanta, Georgia and the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1921, a time of turmoil both for the mother and two daughters, and for women as they are fighting for the right to vote, and for society as a whole, with the Ku Klux Klan holding a Grand Konclave at Stone Mountain. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in the year of publication. 174 pp. ISBN: 0-060230630.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 65754
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  • WOMAN OF COLOR, DAUGHTER OF PRIVILEGE: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893. by Leslie, Kent Anderson.
    Leslie, Kent Anderson.
    WOMAN OF COLOR, DAUGHTER OF PRIVILEGE: Amanda America Dickson, 1849-1893.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, (1996). The story of Amanda America Dickson, "born the privileged daughter of a white planter and an unconsenting slave in antebellum Georgia. . .[which shows how] sometimes the privileges of class created circumstances under which racial transgressions were sometimes ignored, tolerated, or even accepted. . . Although legally a slave herself well into her adolescence, Dickson was much favored by her father and lived comfortably in his house, receiving a genteel upbringing and education. After her father died in 1885 Dickson inherited most of his half-million dollar estate, sparking off two years of legal battles with white relatives. When the Georgia Supreme Court upheld the will, Dickson became the largest landowner in Hancock…

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    Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, (1996). The story of Amanda America Dickson, "born the privileged daughter of a white planter and an unconsenting slave in antebellum Georgia. . .[which shows how] sometimes the privileges of class created circumstances under which racial transgressions were sometimes ignored, tolerated, or even accepted. . . Although legally a slave herself well into her adolescence, Dickson was much favored by her father and lived comfortably in his house, receiving a genteel upbringing and education. After her father died in 1885 Dickson inherited most of his half-million dollar estate, sparking off two years of legal battles with white relatives. When the Georgia Supreme Court upheld the will, Dickson became the largest landowner in Hancock County, Georgia, and the wealthiest black woman in the post-Civil War South." Photographs. Notes, bibliography, index. xii, 225 pp. ISBN: 0-82031871X.

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    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 76258
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