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Root, Sidney, 1824 - 1897


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Sidney Root autobiography, ca. 1893 - 1894

Identifier: 1977-0567M
Scope and Contents Three handwritten and typed extracts of "Memorandum of My Life" by a man whose life and work included regional and national interests. A New Englander by birth, he became a loyal Southerner, embracing Secession only when he felt compromise had become impossible with the North. During the Civil War, he served the Confederacy as an importer and blockade runner. After a decade in New York City (where he preached to a congregation of southern African Americans), Root returned to Atlanta and...
Dates: ca. 1893 - 1894