Watching Slavery: Witness Texts and Travel Reports - Joe Lockard

Watching Slavery: Witness Texts and Travel Reports - Joe Lockard

Author: 
Joe Lockard

Witnesses and experiences of encounters of slavery.

Book Excerpt: 
". . .Mortimer Thompson, who stood with the white audience watching this scene, possessed a near-irrepressible sense of humor; it was a large part of his stock as a writer. He wrote using the pseudonym of 'Q.K. Philander Doesticks' and becamer a well-known humor columnist before the Civil War, publishing several popular books. After working as an actor and jewelery salesman, in 1855 Thomson began publishing reguarly in the Tribune, where he was a popular correspondent through the Civil War. . ."
Year of Publication: 
Fri, 2008-02-01
City of Publication: 
New York, NY
Book Publisher: 
Peter Lang Publishers