HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Uncle Charley and His Rifle by Archel Camp
Loading...

Uncle Charley and His Rifle

by Archel Camp

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
113,689,591 (2.5)2
Recently added byMrsLee

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 2 mentions

Written by a grand-nephew about his Uncle Charley, from reminiscences of Archel Camp's dad, Charley's brother. As is the way of many a family "history" I'm sure this is an amalgamation of memories, facts, fictions and story telling. It covers the period just before and during the Civil War in America with a bit of a mop up after. Clearly Uncle Charley has become a folk hero to his nephew and family. Who am I to disagree?

However, the book is unsettling and difficult to read with our modern sensibilities. Written in 1960, the author clearly feels that slavery was wrong, but does not hesitate to paint the slave as a willing servant in his own family history, and his ancestors as benevolent and charming owners. I have strong issues with the way the title character received and treated his daughter. So, the book was difficult for me to read because I was not fond of its hero. It had some interest as a family story of that time in America, and although there was much to much repetition for my taste at the end, it was readable as a time capsule of both the 1860s and the early 1960s attitudes. ( )
  MrsLee | Apr 13, 2015 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (2.5)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5 1
3
3.5
4
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,983,359 books! | Top bar: Always visible