Diddie, Dumps and Tot Hardcover – 31 Jan 1963
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Author Louise-Clarke Pyrnelle grew up on a cotton plantation in nineteenth-century Alabama, raised by not only her own family, but by the slaves her father owned. Through this novel, she seeks to preserve glimpses of a pre-abolition childhood. Mrs. Pyrnelle insisted that Diddie, Dumps and Tot is not an attempt to defend slavery. Rather, her novel presents a historical picture of master-slave relations and plantation life.
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The story revolves around the three little daughters of a plantation owner in 1850s Mississippi and their adventures amongst and with the plantation folk. It's written in the vernacular of the Negroes who lived and worked on the plantation and is such that a story written like this today (rather than in 1882) would never be published. It gives a glimpse of days gone by, days that will never be repeated.
I enjoyed the story just as much now as I did when I was a little girl.
My only problem with the book is that it's written in original dialect that makes it difficult to comprehend at times.