Aunt Phebe, Uncle Tom and Others

Matthews, Essie Collins, Aunt Phebe, Uncle Tom and Others looks at the issue of slavery in America from a "Pro-Slavery" perspective. According to the author, this work examines slavery from the "Southern Viewpoint". It argues that slavery provided negroes the opportunity to learn a language and become citizens of America. Matthews refers to the relationship between slave and master as a "tie of love" that could never be understood by those that oppose the institution of slavery. Published in 1915, this rare work includes several photographs of the quality of life for slaves on the plantation.

"Set to me, Miss Flora"

Faith Memorial Chapel

The "Black Mammys"

Slavery in America

Rice Plantation on the Coast

Christmas on the Plantation

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