I Got Nuthin Strange To Rite

NuthinStrangeMedI Got Nuthin Strange to Rite – A Selection of Forgotten Southern Letters, 1861 – 1865

I think sometimes that I have not got a friende on earth.  Oh John I do want to see you so bad.  . . .  I never ly down at night but wat I think where is my loved one tonight.”
Mrs. Josephine Robison, Santa Fee, Tennessee

Jeff Toalson collects voices. He hears the writers and their magical phrases. In I Got Nuthin Strange To Rite, he shares a selection of favorite letters he has found, during the last 15 years, while researching his earlier books. It is a personal, intimate and thought provoking collection.

The book is a historically significant account told through the voices of common soldiers and civilians who lived during the time of The War Between the States. Included are privates, sergeants, government workers, slaves, farm wives, prisoners, farmers, young women, river boatmen, ministers and mothers. The voices of Mrs. Josephine Robison and her contemporaries need to be preserved. They have spent too long in their archival folders and now belong in your care.

Toalson’s three previous works have all won the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal for their preservation of first person Southern history.  I Got Nuthin Strange To Rite is a worthy companion and continues the tradition of preserving the common voice.

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