Uncle Tom of The Old South

Another local author I found was a woman I was very familiar with: Martha Frances Surghnor. She was a contemporary of Sidney and Annie Saunders and wrote about Sidney’s tomb in her diary. “Sid Saunders, the fire bug, has a monument that would almost do for a US president, but it will only perfect his infamy.” I snickered when I read that. Anyway, I found that she had written an idealized version of what things were like in the south “before the war”. This one is digitized online and you can read it here:

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