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Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Harris, Joel Chandler

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HARRIS, Joel Chandler, author, b. in Eatonton, Ga., 8 Dec., 1848. He served an apprenticeship at the printing trade, subsequently studied law, and practised at Forsyth, Ga. He is now (1887) one of the editors of the Atlanta, Ga., “Constitution.” He has contributed, in both prose and verse, to current literature, and is the author of “ Uncle Remus, His Songs and his Sayings: the Folk-Lore of the Old Plantation” (New York, 1880); “Nights with Uncle Remus” (Boston, 1883); and “Mingo and Other Sketches” (1883).