Books: Blind into Doom

THE CHILDREN OF PRIDE edited by ROBERT MANSON MYERS 1,845 pages. Yale University Press. $19.95.

The Rev. Charles C. Jones, in the year 1854, was a prosperous plantation owner who lived with his intensely pious wife on the Georgia coast south of Savannah. Though aging and in fragile health, he was still noted as a Christian missionary to the Negro slaves. His son Charles was at Harvard, studying law and observing with righteous outrage the schemings of abolitionists and other anarchists. His other son, Joseph, was in Philadelphia studying medicine. Jones' brothers, sisters,...

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