Race & Racism at the University of Richmond

Uncle Job [Short Story]

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Title

Uncle Job [Short Story]
The Messenger Volume XLIII 1916-1917
Page 543 (Page 1 of 6)

Description

This six-page short story, written by Frances D. Glassell, explores the lives of former slaves living on the property of their former owner. On the day the story is set one of the former slaves, Uncle Job, was sent to the ferry dock to pick up Aunt Mirandy, the former nurse to the white children living on the property. In the story Uncle Job waits to pick up Aunt Mirandy to bring her back to the property, but she never shows up. Once arriving back to the house, Uncle Job receives a phone call informing him that Aunt Mirandy was killed up north because of her race. Like other documents, phrases such as, "I'se got to wait on yo' jess' 'cause you're white an' I'se black" demonstrate the author’s choice in dialect.

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society
Richmond, Virginia

Date

1916-1917

Contributor

Campbell Crochiere

Format

Files

Collection

Citation

Frances D. Glassell, '18, “Uncle Job [Short Story],” Race & Racism at the University of Richmond, accessed November 18, 2018, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/90.