Looking For Information

From: Tammy Largin [tlargin@gmail.com]
Date: Sat, Apr 2, 2016
Subject: Looking for Information
To: [hk.edgerton@gmail.com]

Mr. Edgerton,

I am a big fan. As an American History teacher who tries her best to teach the truth about the south from antebellum history to Confederacy to reconstruction. The tasks can be difficult, but I believe as you, that one person can make a difference and I am hoping that God will use me in a way as to teach my black friends the truth about their heritage.

In this challenge, I am amazed at how difficult it is to get true information about those black confederates who fought during and after the war. I am also looking for antebellum information that would explain the life for the blacks in small communities. Being the decedent of one whose family once owned a plantation but felt it was important to educate all of the slave children with his own children, I would like know more about their lives during that time.

I am trying to write a historical fiction book that will cover from the antebellum south to reconstruction and there are very few books out about that part of history, much less the black contribution. I have read a little about bar-b-que history that has peaked my interest in what it must have been like for the blacks before the war. Do you have any suggestions?

Thank you so much for trying to set the record straight. The faces on my students (black and white alike) when they see your video is priceless. If you are ever in Georgia, please let me know. I would love to bring my class.

Many blessings,

Tammy Largin
Living Science Teacher
Psalm 139