First Days Amongst the Contrabands.
First Days Amongst the Contrabands.

First Days Amongst the Contrabands.

Bell I. Wiley’s copy


“A valuable collection of detailed, first-hand accounts of Port Royal experiences by an outstanding Northern teacher”—Nevins. Author Elizabeth Hyde Botume of Boston’s memoir of traveling South to teach the freed slaves of Beaufort and to establish a school. Botume’s trip was sponsored by the New England Freedmen’s Aid Society. Botume’s narrative has been notably cited and referenced by present-day scholarship. Civil War historian Bell I. Wiley’s copy with his autograph.


Description: First Days Amongst the Contrabands.

Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, (1892), 1893. iii, 286, [2 (ads)]pp. First edition. 8vo. Original, publisher’s brown cloth with gilt spine titling. Front free endpaper and subsequent blank with soft diagonal crease line to each; brief rubbing at extremities; very good.

[3728310]

Work p365. LCP 1404. Blockson 2832. Nevins I: 208.


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