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Postscript

Elisabeth Petry

in Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033209
eISBN:
9781617030680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033209.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter presents the author’s personal messages to the various members of her family covered in this book. These include Willis S. James, Anna Houston James, Charley Hudson, Bertha James Lane, ... More


The Surrogate Mother

Elisabeth Petry

in Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033209
eISBN:
9781617030680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033209.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Bertha Ernestine James and her correspondence. Bertha was the eldest child of Willis and Anna Houston James. Anna molded Bertha into a loving woman who nurtured her brothers ... More


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