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What Became Of The Slaves On A Georgia Plantation?: Great Auction Sale Of Slaves, At Savannah, Georgia, March 2d & 3d, 1859. A Sequel To Mrs. Kemble’s Journal

What Became Of The Slaves On A Georgia Plantation?: Great Auction Sale Of Slaves, At Savannah, Georgia, March 2d & 3d, 1859. A Sequel To Mrs. Kemble's JournalThe pain of the enslaved families and couples who were sold away from one another during The Weeping Time – as well as the appalling conditions and treatment to which the slaves were subject – was documented in a scathing article in the New York Tribune entitled What Became of the Slaves on a Georgia Plantation.

The work of Mortimer Thomson, a popular journalist of the time, writing under the pseudonym “Q. K. Philander Doesticks”, the piece was published as a stand-alone pamphlet in 1863. The subtitle “A Sequel to Mrs Kemble’s Journal”, refers to the book penned by Fanny Kemble, a noted British actress and wife to Pierce Mease Butler (though divorced by the time of the auction), who produced one of the most detailed accounts of a slave plantation in her Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1838-1839.

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What Became Of The Slaves On A Georgia Plantation?: Great Auction Sale Of Slaves, At Savannah, Georgia, March 2d & 3d, 1859. A Sequel To Mrs. Kemble's JournalThe pain of the enslaved families and couples who were sold away from one another during The Weeping Time – as well as the appalling conditions and treatment to which the slaves were subject – was documented in a scathing article in the New York Tribune entitled What Became of the Slaves on a Georgia Plantation.

The work of Mortimer Thomson, a popular journalist of the time, writing under the pseudonym “Q. K. Philander Doesticks”, the piece was published as a stand-alone pamphlet in 1863. The subtitle “A Sequel to Mrs Kemble’s Journal”, refers to the book penned by Fanny Kemble, a noted British actress and wife to Pierce Mease Butler (though divorced by the time of the auction), who produced one of the most detailed accounts of a slave plantation in her Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation 1838-1839.

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