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Rowdy tales from early Alabama : the humor of John Gorman Barr

Author: John Gorman Barr; G Ward Hubbs
Publisher: University, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stories of life in Tuscaloosa and Alabama before the Civil War.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Humor
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Barr, John Gorman, 1823-1858.
Rowdy tales from early Alabama.
University, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, ©1981
(OCoLC)610586968
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gorman Barr; G Ward Hubbs
ISBN: 0817300570 9780817300579 0817304770 9780817304775
OCLC Number: 6554920
Description: xii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Salted him; or, An auctioneer doing all the bidding.--Old Charley and the President's veto.--Old Charley and his impromptu ride.--A hand-around supper in Alabama.--A steamboat captain's love adventure.--How Tom Croghan carved the turkey.--Spiritualism explained.--Piscatory reflections and reminiscences.--New York drummer's ride to Greensboro.--Jemmy Owen's fifty dollar note; or, 'Moind whay ye say'--John Bealle's accident; or, "How the Widow Dudu treated insanity"--Relief for Ireland! or, John Brown's bad luck with his pickled beef.--A lively village; or, Brisk speculation in a new commodity.--Misplaced confidence; or, Bilking A Boniface!--Notes.
Responsibility: collected and annotated by G. Ward Hubbs.

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Stories of life in Tuscaloosa and Alabama before the Civil War.

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"The John Gorman Barr stories tell us something worth knowing about life in antebellum Alabama. The frontier conditions during the early period of settlement, the mores of planters and plain folk, Read more...

 
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