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Confessions of Edward Isham
by Edward Isham and Scott P. Culclasure and Charles C. Aw Bolton


Overview - This compelling collection of original documents and current scholarship sheds considerable light on the underside of the poor white experience in the antebellum South. In 1859, the Georgian Edward Isham, convicted in North Carolina of murdering a Piedmont farmer, dictated his life story to his court-appointed defense attorney.  Read more...

 
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Overview
This compelling collection of original documents and current scholarship sheds considerable light on the underside of the poor white experience in the antebellum South. In 1859, the Georgian Edward Isham, convicted in North Carolina of murdering a Piedmont farmer, dictated his life story to his court-appointed defense attorney. The autobiography left behind provides a rare look at the world of poor whites from the viewpoint of a member of this most elusive of the Old South's social groups. A selection of essays accompanying the autobiography examines the meaning of the document from a variety of perspectives: crime, frontier life, gender relations, labor, and the genre of nineteenth-century confessional literature.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780820320731
  • ISBN-10: 0820320730
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • Publish Date: November 1998
  • Page Count: 216
  • Dimensions: 9.18 x 5.56 x 0.58 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.73 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical
Books > History > United States - 19th Century

 
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