Letter from Susan Eller to Luke Eller and Sarah Eller, 26 July 1874
 


Citation

“Letter from Susan Eller to Luke Eller and Sarah Eller, 26 July 1874,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed February 7, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/15227.


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Title

Letter from Susan Eller to Luke Eller and Sarah Eller, 26 July 1874

Description

This letter from Susan Eller to Luke and Sarah Eller discusses farming and the impact of Reconstruction on Susan. Susan mentions the price of crops and that some vendors of farm animals are not selling in her area anymore because there is an abundance of animals such as mules and horses. Susan also says that the people in her area of Tennessee are confused as to the impact that the proposed Civil Rights Act (passed in 1875) will have on the African-American community, and that many African Americans are being murdered and lynched in her area.

Subject

Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
African Americans
Lynching
Farm produce
Livestock

Date

1874-07-26

Format

letters (correspondence)

Extent

2 pages

Language

English

Identifier

letter_07_26_1874.pdf

Coverage

DeKalb County (Tenn.)
Ashe County (N.C.)

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