Clasping Hands with Generations Past. Emma Rouse Lloyd.
Clasping Hands with Generations Past
Clasping Hands with Generations Past

Clasping Hands with Generations Past

Cincinnati: Privately Printed By the Wiesen-Hart Press, 1932. Octavo. Item #027386

6 preliminary leaves, 3-228 pages, illustrations (including portraits), appendices, only 500 copies printed. John Uri Lloyd, her husband, writes a note on the copyright page: "My Dear Mr. [E.M.] Eberle, "she had made a list of proposed recipients, your name was included...." Sincerely, your friend, John Uri Lloyd, August eleventh, 1933. This edition has a section beginning of page 175 entitled: "Our Colored Folk". Here there is a photograph of a slave cabin, a photograph of Amos Harrison who reaped grain with a cradle, and also of the dilapidated cabin years later. She kept up with those who were freed after the Civil War. Lewis went to St. Louis and became a coachman. Julius was a stupid young fellow, of not much account...After they were freed, John and Perry lived on the Nath Thompson place and later went near Richwood. After John died Peggy lived with Andrew's family. She and John are buried in the family burying ground on Andrew's farm near Richwood. Andrew was a prosperous farmer. A nice account (with racist overtones) of how a long since departed child was reunited with her mammy. ... She writes of others "they were loyal to their white family--simple minded and childish". Later she writes of Amos Harrison whose "negro philosophy" cites Ame [Amos] "there ain't no danger in dyin' lessen it happens befo' the month of March." The last few paragraphs of the chapter illustrated the contradictory aspects of the racist mind. He clearly became of no use in his old age and was about to be expelled but in an act of compassion he was allowed to stay in the old run down cabin and was buried with the family. Pasted in this copy is Edith Wycoff's (who served as secretary for the author) reminiscences of the author's last days. Bound in blue cloth lettered and t.

Price: $65.00

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