In her perceptive chronicle of everyday life on an Arkansas plantation, Harriet Bailey Bullock Daniel sheds light on the plantation economy, medical practices, religion, slavery, and sex roles in the period from 1849 until Daniel’s marriage in 1872. The work is a rich mixture of mundane details surrounded by momentous events, and Daniel’s sure grasp of both provides enjoyment and enlightenment for any reader.
A Remembrance of Eden
Harriet Bailey Bullock Daniel's Memories of a Frontier Plantation in Arkansas, 1849–1872
Edited with an Introduction by Margaret Jones Bolsterli