The Confessions of Edward Isham: A Poor White Life of the Old South
University of Georgia Press, 1998 - 192 sider
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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Autobiography of Edward Isham Alias Hardaway Bone
Edward Isham and Poor White Labor in the Old South
George Swain Edward
Edward Isham and Criminal Justice for the Poor White
Images of Poor White Women
The Worlds of NineteenthCentury Condemned Men
Superior Court Judge Robert R Heaths Statement
Newspaper Accounts Relating
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