Matthews, Essie Collins,Aunt Phebe, Uncle Tom and Others looks
at the issue of slavery in America from a "Pro-Slavery" perspective.
According to the author, this work examines slavery from the
"Southern Viewpoint". It argues that slavery provided negroes the
opportunity to learn a language and become citizens of America.
Matthews refers to the relationship between slave and master as
a "tie of love" that could never be understood by those that oppose
the institution of slavery. Published in 1915, this rare work includes
several photographs of the quality of life for slaves on the plantation.