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Joel Chandler Harris recreated the oral tradition of the Brer Rabbit tales in print between 1876 and 1908. The success of the Uncle Remus stories made Harris one of the most popular American writers in the 19th and 20th centuries. His first collection, Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings, has been translated into more than 40 languages and has never gone out of print. Harris collected 194 stories that gave voice to African-American folklore and jumpstarted the folklore movement. Harris…

Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908) Joel Chandler Harris (December 9, 1848 – July 3, 1908) was an American journalist, fiction writer, and folklorist best known for his collection of Uncle Remus stories.

Joel Chandler Harris December 9, 1848 On this date, Joel Chandler Harris was born. He was an American writer, the creator of the “Uncle Remus” tales.

A great showcase on the tales Joel Chandler Harris turned into the popular Uncle Remus tales. - Uncle Remus Museum, Eatonton, Georgia

Historic Home of Joel Chandler Harris -- writer of the Brer Rabbit tales (stories he heard from the enslaved people while working on a plantation during the Civil War). This is Atlanta's oldest house museum. Check out our many programs -- especially our writing programs at www.wrensnest.org.

Five slaves are pictured at Turnwold Plantation, the Eatonton estate of Joseph Addison Turner. Writer Joel Chandler Harris, who lived at Turnwold during the Civil War, drew upon his experiences there to write his Uncle Remus tales, as well as his autobiographical novel On the Plantation.

Joel Chandler Harris Issue. Harris wrote the Uncle Remus stories; two years before this 1948 issue, the Walt Disney Company produced a film based on Harris' work called "Song of the South."

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