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

Hamlin Garland

Hamlin Garland (1860 - 1940) was an American writer most known for his depiction of Midwest farm life, particularly his collection of short stories entitled Main-Travelled Roads (1891) and his autobiography, A Son of the Middle Border (1917). Garland befriended Harris during a trip to Atlanta where he visited Harris in his office at the Atlanta Constitution.