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The Seed of Sally Good'n: A Black Family of Arkansas, 1833-1953

By: Ruth Polk Patterson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1996 [©1985]

Seller ID: 108764

ISBN: 0-8131-0876-4

Condition: 208 pages, 6 x 9, illus, paperback, University of Kentucky Press


Spencer Polk was born of an African-Indian slave woman known as Sally, and her master, Taylor Polk, a descendant of one of America's first families and one of the earliest white settlers in the Arkansas Territory. A favored slave, Spencer Polk became a prosperous farmer and landowner in southwestern Arkansas and the founder of a numerous and energetic family. Since emancipation the family homestead he built on Muddy Fork Creek has housed succeeding generations and has drawn back those who sought their fortunes elsewhere.In this new paperback edition, Ruth Polk Patterson, a granddaughter of... View more info