Cobb's Ordeal: The Diaries of a Virginia Farmer, 1842-1872 (Hardback)Daniel W. Crofts (editor)
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Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 739 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 28 mm
This book is a valuable, revealing source on the life, attitudes, and values of a Virginia slaveholder. Cobb's diary is especially useful in two areas: the light it sheds on marriage and family relationships, and the information it contains on master-slave relation and racial attitudes.--Paul D. Escott "editor of "North Carolina Yeoman: The Diary of Basil Armstrong Thomasson, 1853-1862" "
"Cobb's Ordeal" is a welcome addition to the growing shelf of first-hand narratives of rural life in the nineteenth-century South. . . . Superbly edited by Crofts, the resulting record is an intimate portrait of male experience by a member of the South's much-heralded, but still understudied, 'plain folk.'--"Journal of the Early Republic"
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