The confessions of edward isham a cleverly conceived and adeptly executed essay collection is a rich addition to our ever growing understanding of that shadowy world of southern poor whites the range of insights and meanings these scholars have teased out of the life of edward isham known only through his brief biographical statement makes . The best part of this book is the first section which is the actual biography of edward isham in it he relates his short life of womanizing fighting drinking gambling and moving from one part of georgia north carolina tennessee alabama and arkansas to another. Confessions of edward isham a poor white life of the old south edition 820 this compelling collection of original documents and current scholarship sheds considerable light on the underside of the poor white experience in the antebellum south. The confessions of edward isham a poor white life of the old south edward isham no preview available 1998 the confessions of edward isham a poor white life of the old south edward isham no preview available 1998 common terms and phrases. The confessions of edward isham a poor white life of the old south edward isham charles c bolton scott p culclasure in 1859 the georgian edward isham convicted in north carolina of murdering a piedmont farmer dictated his life to his defence attorney
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