A Yankee Scholar in Coastal South Carolina: William Francis by James Robert Hester

By James Robert Hester

New Englander William Allen (1830–1889) is usually recognized at the present time because the lead editor of the 1867 anthology Slave Songs of the U.S., the earliest released selection of Negro spirituals, and as a special heritage professor on the college of Wisconsin. in the course of the Civil struggle, he served from past due 1863 via mid-1864 as a member of the “Gideonite band” of businessmen, missionaries, and lecturers who migrated to the South Carolina Sea Islands as a part of the Port Royal scan. After the warfare, he served as assistant superintendent of colleges in Charleston from April via July 1865. Allen stored journals in the course of his assignments in South Carolina within which he recorded occasions and impressions of approximately a number of hundred humans, in particular ex-slaves, besides fellow Gideonites, Union squaddies and officers, and ex-Confederates.

In A Yankee pupil in Coastal South Carolina, editor James Robert Hester has transcribed Allen’s journals and completely annotated them to create an important documentary resource of knowledge on Civil struggle South Carolina. Hester notes that Allen’s journals are greater than travelogues, as he frequently analyzed the folk, occasions, and concepts he encountered. as well as being a reliable novice musician, Allen was once a Harvard-trained historian and philologist and taken his awesome abilities to his writing. Later in his existence he grew to become an eminent professor of heritage on the college of Wisconsin.

Hester’s introductory bankruptcy summarizes Allen’s lifestyles from his early youth in Northborough, Massachusetts, via his schooling at Harvard, his tasks as affiliate important of the West Newton (Massachusetts) English and Classical university, and his engagement within the Port Royal scan. The advent additionally surveys Allen’s essays at the South released within the Christian Examiner in the course of the Civil conflict and his articles written for The kingdom on the war’s finish. chapters conceal Allen’s St. Helena and Charleston journals, respectively, and the ebook closes with a brief epilogue. The paintings is generously annotated, containing virtually six hundred endnotes, which magnify Allen’s narrative and supplement Allen’s bright glimpses of coastal South Carolina in the course of the Civil War.

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