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Joel Chandler Harris

Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1848 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories. Harris was born in Eatonton, Georgia, where he served as an apprentice on a plantation during his teenage years. He spent most of his adult life in Atlanta working as an associate editor at the Atlanta Constitution.

Harris led two professional lives: as the editor and journalist known as Joe Harris, he supported a vision of the New South with the editor Henry W. Grady (1880–1889), stressing regional and racial reconciliation after the Reconstruction era. As Joel Chandler Harris, fiction writer and folklorist, he wrote many 'Brer Rabbit' stories from the African-American oral tradition and helped to revolutionize literature in the process.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1848 (Eatonton), Died 1908 (Atlanta)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: author

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-14045 12-in. 11/8/1913 Tildy's ghost story Cora Mel Patten Recitation author  
Victor B-17086 10-in. 1/27/1916 The tar-baby Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  
Victor B-17087 10-in. 1/27/1916 The tar baby Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  
Victor C-17088 12-in. 1/27/1916 The old woman and her pig Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  
Victor C-17089 12-in. 1/27/1916 Jack and the bean stalk Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  
Victor C-17090 12-in. 1/27/1916 Jack and the bean stalk Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  
Victor [Trial 1926-03-01-05] 10-in. 3/1/1926 The wonderful tar baby, part 1 Mr. M. A. Cassidy Recitation author  
Victor [Trial 1926-03-01-06] 10-in. 3/1/1926 The wonderful tar baby, part 2 Mr. M. A. Cassidy Recitation author  
Columbia 30473 12-in. ca. Jan.-July 1910 The wonderful tar baby story Lina Cavalieri Recitation author  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Harris, Joel Chandler," accessed October 29, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102571.

Harris, Joel Chandler. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 29, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102571.

"Harris, Joel Chandler." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 29 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102571

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