Slavery; Slaves; Christmas; Plantation life; Clothing and dress; Marriage;
Roxana writes about her first Christmas on the Mississippi plantation; the celebrations of the plantation slaves; the making of clothes for slaves [in 1860 the census listed 73 slaves for the Gerdine plantation]; sending her congratulations on...
Songs--United States--20th Century; Popular Music--United States
Cover: drawing of a large crowd coming to visit ""Mammy Jinny,"" most of the crowd bears gifts -- a chicken, a watermelon, flowers; photo inset of two Caucasians: Valeska Suratt and George Baldwin. (see 428)