Diddie, Dumps and Tot

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This volume preserves the legends, games, hymns, superstitions, and inspirational stories that bound black families together during the tragic days of slavery.
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ISBN: 9780911116175
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
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Images: 25
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 4.5 (w) x 6.5 (h)
Author
Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle grew up on a cotton plantation in nineteenth-century Alabama, raised by not only her own family, but by the slaves her father owned, whom she fondly refers to as "mammies" and "aunties." It is through her novel, Diddie, Dumps and Totthat she seeks to portray and preserve glimpses of a pre-abolition childhood. She claims that she is not attempting to defend slavery but, rather, to present a historical picture of master-slave relations and the community they existed in. In Ms. Pyrnelle's novel, she details the childhood of three sisters, Diddie, Dumps, and Tot, who grew up on a plantation in the nineteenth century prior to the Civil War. Based upon Ms. Pyrnelle's own childhood experiences, this volume has conserved for today's generation the legends, games, hymns, superstitions, and inspirational stories that bound black families together during the tragic days of slavery. The girls' spontaneous adventures, the gaiety of their outlook, and the selflessness with which they approach life all combine to make this a classic story of the American South.
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