De Remnant Truth: The Tales of Jake Mitchell and Robert Wilton Burton

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University of Alabama Press, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 247 pages
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The tall tales told by former slave Mitchell, preserved by Auburn bookseller Burton, and published in the late 1800s by Southern newspapers, collected and with an introduction by Kathryn Sport and Bert Hitchcock. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Contents

The Marengo Jake Stories
25
How Uncle Jake Interviewed
32
Old Jakes Story
38
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Joseph G. Baldwin, subsequent to publication of this book, contracted California fever, and made his way west to a judgeship and an untimely death in that state in 1864. Bert Hitchcock is Professor of English at Auburn University and coeditor of "American Short Stories" (7th Edition).

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