BOTTOM RAIL ON TOP by H. J. Eckenrode

BOTTOM RAIL ON TOP

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A novel by the State Historian of Virginia about life in Tennessee before the Civil War and during the Reconstruction period. The historical background rings true; the dialogue and romance are a bit shaky. The last of a line of Southern gentleman comes to ruin through gambling, but wins freedom and honor in the war, returning to find his home and fortune gone. His community becomes a battleground for negro rights, and he loses caste by championing the blacks. There is a limited market for it -- but not a general one.

Pub Date: April 15th, 1935
Publisher: Greenberg