See also:American author, was
See also:born in Eatonton, Putnam
See also:Georgia, on the 8th of
See also:December 1848 . He started as an apprentice to the printer's
See also:trade in the
See also:office of the Countryman, a weekly paper published on a
See also:plantation not far from his home . He then studied
See also:law, and practised for a
See also:time in Forsyth, Ga., but soon took to journalism . He joined the
See also:staff of the
See also:Savannah Daily
See also:News in 1871, and in 1876 that of the
See also:Atlanta Constitution, of which he was an editor from 1890 to 1901, and in this capacity did much to further the cause of the New South . But his most distinctive contribution to this paper, and to American literature, consisted of his dialect pieces dealing with
See also:life and
See also:folklore . His stories are characterized by
See also:humour, poetic feeling and homely philosophy; and "
See also:Uncle Remus," the
See also:principal character of most of them, is a remarkably vivid and real creation . The first collection of his stories was published in 188o as Uncle Remus: his Songs and his Sayings .. Among his later
See also:works are Nights with Uncle Remus (1883), Mingo and Other Sketches in Black and
See also:White (1884),
See also:Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches (1887), Balaam and His
See also:Master and Other Sketches and Stories (1891), Uncle Remus and His Friends (1892), On the Plantation (1892), which is partly autobiographic,
See also:Sister Jane (1896), The
See also:Chronicles of Aunt Minervy
See also:Ann (1899), and The
See also:Tar-Baby and Other Rhymes of Uncle Remus (1904) . More purely juvenile are Daddy Jake the Runaway and Other Stories (1889), Little Mr Thimblejinger and his Queer
See also:Country (1894) and its sequel Mr
See also:Rabbit at Home (1895),
See also:Aaron in the Wildwoods (1897), Plantation Pageants (1899), Told by Uncle Remus (1905), and Uncle Remus and Br'er Rabbit (1907) . He was one of the compilers of the Life of
See also:Henry W . Grady, including his Writings and Speeches (1890) and wrote Stories of Georgia (1896), and Georgia from the Invasion of De Soto to
See also:Recent Times (1899) . He died in Atlanta on the 3rd of
See also:July 1908 .
JAMES HARRIS (1709-1780)
JOHN HARRIS (c. 1666-1719)
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