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Diddie, Dumps and Tot or Plantation Child-life

Pyrnelle, Louise-Clarke

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ISBN 10: 0911116176 / ISBN 13: 9780911116175
Published by Pelican Publishing Co., 2004
New Condition: New Hardcover
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6th printing. Written more than a hundred years ago and based upon the childhood experiences of the author. 217 pages. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007915

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Title: Diddie, Dumps and Tot or Plantation ...

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

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This volume preserves the legends, games, hymns, superstitions, and inspirational stories that bound black families together during the tragic days of slavery.

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Author Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle grew up on a cotton plantation in nineteenth-century Alabama, raised by not only her own family, but by the slaves her father owned. Through this novel, she seeks to preserve glimpses of a pre-abolition childhood. Mrs. Pyrnelle insisted that Diddie, Dumps and Tot is not an attempt to defend slavery. Rather, her novel presents a historical picture of master-slave relations and plantation life.

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