Mrs. Stowe's Uncle Tom at Home in Kentucky (Classic Reprint)

Mrs. Stowe's Uncle Tom at Home in Kentucky (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Mrs. Stowe's "Uncle Tom" At Home in Kentucky N the outskirts of the towns of cen tral. Kentucky, a stranger, searching for the picturesque in architecture and in life, would find his attention ar rested by certain dense masses of low frame and brick structures, and by the denser mul titudes of strange human beings that inhabit them. A single town may have on its edges several of these settlements, which are them selves called towns, 'and bear separate names either descriptive of some topographical pecu liarity or taken from the original owners of the lots. It is in these that a great part of the negro population of Kentucky has congrega ted since the war. Here to day live the slaves of the past with their descendants old family, servants from the once, populous country places, old wagon -drivers from the deep -rutted lanes, old wood choppers from the slaughtered blue-grass forests, old harvesters and plowmen from the long since abandoned fields; -'old cooksfrom the savory, wasteful kitchens; old nurses from, the softly rocked and softly sung-to cradles. Here, too, are the homes of the younger generation, of the laundresses and the barbers, teachers and ministers of the Gospel, coachmen and por ters, restaurant-keepers and vagabonds, hands from the hemp factories, and workmen on the outlying farms. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 45g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 20 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243220332
  • 9780243220335