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Redpath interviewed slaves, recorded their opinions, and recounted them in the form of letters which he then published in. .

Redpath interviewed slaves, recorded their opinions, and recounted them in the form of letters which he then published in antislavery newspapers under the pseudonym "John Ball, While a reporter at Horace Greeley's New York Tribune in the 1850s, James Redpath developed a strong curiosity about slavery and decided that he would travel south "to see slavery with my own eyes.

Redpath, James, 1833-1891. Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Originally published: New York : . Burdick, 1859 Includes bibliographical reference. MoreLess Show More Show Less.

The whole farm requires refencing. I went down to the field. A young negro man was ploughing, and a black boy of fourteen, very small of his age, was assisting the old man in planting. I asked him several questions about the farm which it is unnecessary to repeat here. He said he kept ten cows; might keep twenty if he choosed ; but there was no spring on the farm, and water was n't quite handy.

by Redpath, James United States, Southern States.

Published 1996 by Pennsylvania State University Press in University Park, Pa. Written in English. United States, Southern States. McKivigan of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IN IUPUI with expertise in International . He is currently completing a biography of James Redpath. McKivigan of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, IN IUPUI with expertise in International Relations, Foreign Policy, Race, Ethnicity and Politics. He is currently completing a biography of James Redpath View. The War against Proslavery Religion: Abolitionism and the Northern Churches, 1830-1865.

He later took jobs at Southern newspapers and surreptitiously sent reports back north in the guise of letters to relatives in Minnesota. McKivigan has uncovered important historical records that certify for the first time the authenticity of RedpathÂ’s interviews; he presents here the original newspaper articles that supply the places and times of many of the slave encounters, which.

While a reporter at Horace Greeley's New York Tribune, James Redpath developed a strong curiosity about slavery and decided that he would travel south "to see slavery with my own eyes." Redpath interviewed slaves, recorded their opinions, and collected these letters into book form, publishing them in 1859 as The Roving Editor. While some historians over the years have utilized Redpath's book, many have treated it as merely another travel account of the antebellum South, dismissing the interviews as the fabrication of a radical abolitionist.

John R. McKivigan has uncovered important historical records that certify for the first time the authenticity of Redpath's interviews; he presents here the original newspaper articles that supply the places and times of many of the slave encounters, which Redpath had edited out of the book. Furthermore, using Redpath's unpublished correspondence, McKivigan verifies his residence in southern communities at the times these interviews were reported to have taken place, making The Roving Editor one of the most valuable and compelling sources of the slaves' own testimony regarding their treatment in the late antebellum period.


The Roving Editor: Or Talks with Slaves in the Southern States, by James Redpath download epub
Americas
Author: John R. McKivigan
ISBN: 0271015322
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Penn State University Press (April 22, 1996)
Pages: 388 pages