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11.03.02 Longstreet, August Baldwin, Georgia Scenes, published in 1835.

Notes About the Author.

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1790—1870) was an active newspaper editor, Methodist  clergyman,
and college president in the antebellum South.  He was also the uncle of General James Longstreet and the father-in-law of Lucius Q. C. Lamar.  He is best known today, however, for Georgia Scenes.

The biography of Lucius Q. C. Lamar, also recommended by the Society, gives considerable insight into the Longstreet family.  You can see at 07.08.01 the review of the biography, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet: A Study of the Development of Culture in the South.  It is written by John Donald Wade.


Longstreet’s Georgia Scenes is a  classic of early American literature, which portrays, often humorously, Georgia life in the transition period from frontier to settled society.

Availability of the Book.

Consult for Georgia Scenes and the biography.