Slavery in the Clover Bottoms; John Mccline's Narrative of His Life during Slavery and the Civil War / Edition 1

Slavery in the Clover Bottoms; John Mccline's Narrative of His Life during Slavery and the Civil War / Edition 1

by Jan Furman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572330074

ISBN-13: 9781572330078

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: University of Tennessee Press

Born into slavery on a Tennessee plantation, John McCline escaped from bondage, worked for the Union Army in the Civil War, and eventually found a new life in the American West. Slavery in the Clover Bottoms is his own story, recollected in later years, of his life as a slave and as a free man. McCline's memoirs, completed in the 1920s and now published for the first…  See more details below

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Born into slavery on a Tennessee plantation, John McCline escaped from bondage, worked for the Union Army in the Civil War, and eventually found a new life in the American West. Slavery in the Clover Bottoms is his own story, recollected in later years, of his life as a slave and as a free man. McCline's memoirs, completed in the 1920s and now published for the first time, vividly describe the James Hoggatt plantation in Davidson County: the work and routine of slaves; their religious, family, and social life; the behavior of the overseers; and the atmosphere of violence under Mrs. Hoggatt's omnipresent whip. McCline tells of how he worked with livestock, a boy doing a man's job, until he ran away with the Thirteenth Infantry of Michigan late in 1862, when he was little more than ten years old. For the next two-and-a-half years, young John worked as a teamster and officers' servant, and during that time he witnessed some of the Civil War's most famous battles - such as Murfreesboro, Chickamauga Creek, and Lookout Mountain - as well as Sherman's march through Georgia. Slavery in the Clover Bottoms joins an important body of newly published slave narratives. Its compelling story spans a continent and tells us much about relationships between the races in the middle and late nineteenth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572330078
Publisher:
University of Tennessee Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Voices Of The Civil War Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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