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James A. Crocker book, 1843-1849.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Crocker, James A., fl. 1843-1849.
Collection number: 4119
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Abstract: Commonplace entries made by James A. Crocker, teacher of Warsaw, Wyoming County, N.Y., and diary entries made by him, 1847-1848, while teaching in Falling Creek, Wayne County, N.C. The diary entries discuss plantation life, treatment of slaves, attendance at a Baptist church, Crocker’s school, and other matters.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The volume contains discussion of Whig opposition to the expansion of slavery with diary entries relating to Southern plantation life. Includes entries on the condition and treatment of slaves.