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Matthews, Essie Collins (fl. 1915) Aunt Phebe, Uncle Tom and others

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05641 Author/Creator: Matthews, Essie Collins (fl. 1915) Place Written: Columbus, Ohio Type: Book Date: 1915 Pagination: 140 p. : ill. ; 23.5 x 15.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Title continues, "Character Studies Among the Old Slaves of the South, Fifty Years After." First edition published by Champlin Press. Has photographs of freed slaves after Reconstruction. Contains an advertisement for this book.

People: Matthews, Essie Collins, fl. 1915

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Progressive EraWoman AuthorWomen's HistorySlaveryAfrican American HistoryFreemenCivil WarReconstructionPhotographyConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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