O.A. Luckett Letters

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Creator:Luckett, O. A.
Title:O.A. Luckett Letters

This collection consists of three letters (and transcripts), written by O.A. Luckett, just months after the war ended. The letters provide a glimpse into a former slave owner's post-war viewpoint. Luckett said "we are all ruined" and refers to this period as "dark and troublesome times," and that he wanted to move to another part of the world. Luckett suggested that his former slaves could come back to work for him and offered specific wage considerations. He also asked about his mule and wagon stating that they were now worth more than his former slaves.

Subjects:Luckett, O. A.--Correspondence | Freedmen--Mississippi | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Mississippi--Economic conditions | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage--Mississippi
Institution:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library
Contributors:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library (University of Alabama)
Original Material:

O.A. Luckett Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://purl.lib.ua.edu/18290