Mammy's Chillum: And Other Poems, Some Bits of Humor and Truth Gathered at First Hand From Among My People (Classic Reprint)

Mammy's Chillum: And Other Poems, Some Bits of Humor and Truth Gathered at First Hand From Among My People (Classic Reprint)

by U. G. Wilson
     
 

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Excerpt from Mammy's Chillum: And Other Poems, Some Bits of Humor and Truth Gathered at First Hand From Among My People

The condition of illiteracy which was forced upon the Negro before his emancipation, and which yet prevails in many localities, is probably responsible for the reputation he enjoys of being the author of a peculiar wit and philosophy not

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Excerpt from Mammy's Chillum: And Other Poems, Some Bits of Humor and Truth Gathered at First Hand From Among My People

The condition of illiteracy which was forced upon the Negro before his emancipation, and which yet prevails in many localities, is probably responsible for the reputation he enjoys of being the author of a peculiar wit and philosophy not possessed by other races. This same circumstance has also militated against the expression of that philosophy and wit in the linguistic excellence that characterizes the diction of more favored racial groups. This very fact, however, serves as a means of attracting attention to his many crude utterances of wit, wisdom, and humor, to the end that somebody is not only entertained but cheered and strengthened in journeying along life's rugged way. It is the desire to share in this good work by making available to the reading public some bits of this native humor and truth, gathered at first hand, which has prompted me to send forth these lines - together with the wish to pay a tribute of love to the memory of my sainted Father and Mother.

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ISBN-13:
9781331751502
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/19/2015
Pages:
22
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.05(d)

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