The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk: Race and Ethnic Images in American Children's Literature, 1880-1939

George Washington Cable

George Washington Cable (1844 - 1925) was an American journalist and novelist, a native of Louisiana and known for his portrayal of Creole life in his fiction. Cable served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. His later support for civil rights and his outspoken criticism of the racism of Creole culture, especially in his 1880 novel The Grandissimes and his depiction of the legacy of racism in The Silent South in 1885 garnered resentment from Southern readers, eventually driving him to relocate to Massachusetts.