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A Southern Home
by A Virginian
Richmond: A. Morris, 1855

This book, published anonymously in the Antebellum period, describes in detail the daily lives of affluent whites living in the South in this period. The book is presumed to have been written by Clarissa Carr Woodson, who resided at the Bentivar Plantation near Proffit. Two Chapters, “An Old Servant” and “Servants,” are available here. A copy of the book is held by the University of Virginia library. Call number: PZ7 .S7 1855. (Click on a thumbnail below to view larger image)

Chapter VIII:
An Old Servant

Chapter XII:


© Created by Mieka Brand for the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, University of Virginia, 2000