Savannah, or, the Form of a Servant
Draft, holograph, corrected, of a novel about a young woman from New York who learns of her African-American ancestry while travelling through Florida, Tennessee, and other parts of the southern United States in the mid to late nineteenth century. The novel, by an unidentified author, addresses issues of race, slavery, and women's rights during the Reconstruction. Inscribed "Jan. 28, 1876, New Orleans" at the top of page 65. Pages 13 through 16 excised.
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