CD: Journal of a Residence on a Georgia Plantation in 1838-1839


Frances Kemble, a young Englishwoman, writes in a series of letters of her experiences as a guest on two Georgian plantations where she witnesses first hand the reality of life for slaveholders, overseers and the slaves themselves. While acknowledging that not all slaveholders are evil and cruel, she emphasizes the evil and cruelty of a slaveholding society. She defends Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin as a truthful depiction of the society that she witnesses firsthand during her months in the South. Her letters depict her personal experiences and her reactions to the events unfolding around her.

Frances Anne Kemble

(1863), 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, v6, PC and Mac, 338 pp.

ISBN: 9780788435478