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Uncle Sams Plantations

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Title:Uncle Sams Plantations
Date:1944 May 27

Letter describing the life and times of an anonymous plantation owner before and after the Civil War, giving him the pseudonym, Uncle Sam. The letter talks generally about the economic plight of the Southern plantation owner after the abolition of slavery and contends that both the slave owner and the slave were better off under the system of slavery when compared to the system that followed.

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Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Southern States--Economic conditions | African Americans--Southern States | African American--Economic conditions--Southern States | Agriculture--Southern States | Plantation owners--Southern States | Plantation owners--Economic conditions--Southern States | Slaves--Economic conditions--Southern States | Slaves--Southern States | Slavery--Southern States | Slaves--Emancipation--Southern States | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801
Collection:Oscar Clark Carr, Jr. Papers
Institution:University of Memphis. Special Collections Dept.
Contributors:University of Memphis. Libraries. Special Collections Department
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Oscar Clark Carr, Jr. Papers, Ms. 134, University of Memphis Special Collections, Memphis, Tennessee

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