1885 Black Mammy William Visscher Poems Racism Slavery American South Civil War

VISSCHER, William Lightfoot

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How blest the days, how sweet the ways, That Kate and I saw then My sister Kate. Whom God and fate, Have taken to His Aidenn. Now ‘neath the orange trees, Kissed by each balmy breeze That thro’ magnolias steal Under the bloom Lies Katie’s tomb, And still’s the spinning wheel.” 

– William L. Visscher, Black Mammy

 

This, difficult to find, first edition of ‘Black Mammy’ is a collection of poems from William L. Visscher. It is believed by many that Lightfoot’s inspiration for these poems was gained while serving with the 24th Kentucky Infantry Regiment. His writings, of which this is the first, were among the first poetry books to be published in Wyoming. This printing includes full-page etching-like engravings.

 

The character of the ‘black mammy’ in literature was first fictionalized as Aunt Chloe in Stowe’s ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’. It helped establish many of the stereotypes that are associated with that role in racially important works of literature. Visscher furthered the social colloquialisms and racial norms of the American south.

 

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1885 Black Mammy William Visscher Poems Racism Slavery American South Civil War

 

How blest the days, how sweet the ways, That Kate and I saw then My sister Kate. Whom God and fate, Have taken to His Aidenn. Now ‘neath the orange trees, Kissed by each balmy breeze That thro’ magnolias steal Under the bloom Lies Katie’s tomb, And still’s the spinning wheel.” 

– William L. Visscher, Black Mammy

 

This, difficult to find, first edition of ‘Black Mammy’ is a collection of poems from William L. Visscher. It is believed by many that Lightfoot’s inspiration for these poems was gained while serving with the 24th Kentucky Infantry Regiment. His writings, of which this is the first, were among the first poetry books to be published in Wyoming. This printing includes full-page etching-like engravings.

 

The character of the ‘black mammy’ in literature was first fictionalized as Aunt Chloe in Stowe’s ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’. It helped establish many of the stereotypes that are associated with that role in racially important works of literature. Visscher furthered the social colloquialisms and racial norms of the American south.

 

Item number: #1464

Price: $350

 

VISSCHER, William Lightfoot

 

Black mammy : a song of the sunny South, in three cantos ; and My village home

 

Cheyenne, Wyo. : [Sun Stream] 1885. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 107p
    • 9 illustrations including frontis
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)

 

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1464

Categories

Americana, American History

Literature

Authors

VISSCHER, William Lightfoot

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete