Trials of the Earth by Mary Hamilton
The Autobiography of Mary Hamilton

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From a manuscript that surfaced more than a half century after it was written, here are the recollections of a Mississippi pioneer woman who survived merciless obstacles to maintain her family and home.
 

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Published February 6, 2013 by The Nautilus Publishing Company. 276 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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When her dying mother made her promise to marry Frank and to raise her younger brother and sister, Mary agreed--but ``to be honest, I admired him but I did not love him.'' Over the years, admiration turned to love, but Frank--who hinted at a distinguished background--never fully took Mary into hi...

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This remarkable memoir owes its existence to the indefatigable Davis ( Shim ), who met the elderly Mary Hamilton in 1931 and encouraged her to set down her recollections of life in the Mississippi Del

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This remarkable memoir owes its existence to the indefatigable Davis ( Shim ), who met the elderly Mary Hamilton in 1931 and encouraged her to set down her recollections of life in the Mississippi Delta backwoods during the latter part of the 19th century.

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