Item #25618 The Countryman. J. A. Turner, Publisher.
The Countryman

The Countryman

Turnwold (Near Eatonton) GA., Tuesday, April 7, 1863 Vol. V. No. 1. Putnam County, Ga. J. A. Turner, 1862.

First Edition. Newspaper. Newspaper. Single sheet folded into 8 pages approx. 12" x 9," Pages 1-8. Light toning to the issue. Uncut. Paper is folded with edge wear and edge creases to the paper. Small split on one of the folds. Stories include "A Northern Opinion of Southern Society". The editor, a strong Slavery proponent, opines that many in the north posses a strong respect for the bravery of the Southern defenders. Another headline is titled "Women". The editor writes "Women do not transgress the bounds of decorum so often as men, but, when they do, they go to great lengths. For with reason somewhat weaker, they have to contend with passions somewhat stringer. Besides, a female by one transgression forfeits her place in society forever. If once she falls, it is the fall of Lucifer..." Other headlines include "An Honest Man", "Avarice", "Cure of Virulent Small Pox, Scarlatina, and Measles", "Seed of the Jimson Weed", "The Hungry Soldier", and many more. Paper also includes advertisements. Good. Item #25618

In March of 1862 Joel Chandler Harris, future folklorist, author of Uncle Remus and several other works, started as a a typesetter for the newspaper "The Countryman". Harris lived at Turnwold Plantation near Eaton Georgia throughout the War. The paper ceased in 1866. In 1876 Henry Grady of the Atlanta Constitution hired Harris as a journalist.

Price: $350.00

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