The Heart of Happy Hollow

The Heart of Happy Hollow

by Paul Laurence Dunbar


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Sixteen tales offer insights into the lives of African Americans after the Civil War, recounting the promise of northward migration, the horrors of lynching, and the complexity of relationships between former slaves and masters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486496351
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 07/16/2014
Series: Dover Thrift Editions Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 492,771
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Poet, novelist, and playwright, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906) was among the nation's first widely read African-American writers. The son of freed slaves, Dunbar was best known for his dialect pieces and was distinguished for his poetry and prose in standard English.

Table of Contents

Note v

Foreword vii

I The Scapegoat 1

II One Christmas at Shiloh 13

III The Mission of Mr. Scatters 20

IV A Matter of Doctrine 33

V Old Abe's Conversion 39

VI The Race Question 46

VII A Defender of the Faith 49

VIII Cahoots 54

IX The Promoter 60

X The Wisdom of Silence 71

XI The Triumph of OY Mis' Pease 77

XII The Lynching of Jube Benson 83

XIII Schwalliger's Philanthropy 91

XIV The Interference of Patsy Ann 97

XV The Home-Coming of 'Rastus Smith 103

XVI The Boy and the Bayonet 109

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