Judge Haliburton’s Yankee Stories
Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Our copy is identical to that pictured, but green, not red.
“The following Sketches, as far as the twenty-first chapter, originally appeared in the ‘Novascotian’ Newspaper. The great popularity they acquired, induced the Editor of that paper to apply to the Author for the remaining part of the series, and permission to publish the whole entire….–Halifax, December, 1836.”
Collected humorous pieces by the Canadian right-wing politician and author Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796-1865) first published in the Novascotian newspaper, the popularity of which led to multiple printings in book form. However, as Richard A. Davies notes in his short biography of Haliburton for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, “His use of offensive stereotypes in his caricatures of black people goes well beyond the ethnocentrism of the age, and his portrayal of women is unenlightened. His reputation has never regained the peak it achieved in his lifetime.”.