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CONFEDERATE FIRST DIXIE READER
Rare war-date children's reader, The First Dixie Reader to Succeed the Dixie Primer, by Mrs. M. B. Moore, Branson & Farrar, Raleigh, NC, 1864, a paper and string-bound chapter reader with 42 reading lessons with vocabulary. Among the lessons are "Uncle Ned...a good old darkey..." The slave and his family cross the lines to join the Yankee invaders, only to discover that life among the Northerners is not as good as it was with his "kind master". He returns home, exclaiming: "Ah, massa, dem Yan-kee no be good to poor nig-ger, can't stay wid um. Ned lib wid you all his life...". Other lessons include: "Do Not Drink a Dram", "God Sees Us", etc. Printed on rather crude paper, as one would expect, covers a bit toned, else very good.
Estimate $ 200-300

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