Book: The Garies and Their Friends
Author: Frank J. Webb

The Garies and Their Friends By Frank J. Webb

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Pages (PDF): 369
Publication Date: 1857

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Tells the story of two families: Clarence Garie, a wealthy white planter and slaveholder in Georgia, and his common-law wife Emily, his mulatto slave mistress; and a free working-class black family in Philadelphia, headed by Charles and Ellen Ellis. This was the second novel by an African American to be published and the first to portray the daily lives of free blacks in the North. It was published in London and did not receive much attention in the United States until new editions were published in 1969 and 1997.