Uncle Remus Stories

Joseph Addison Turner

Shortly after accepting a job with the Atlanta Journal Constitution Joel Chandler Harris started writing the Uncle Remus stories and in his words the purpose was to "preserve in permanent shape those curious mementos of a period that will no doubt be sadly misrepresented by historians of the future." Br'er Rabbit, Br'er Fox, and Br'er Bear skip to and fro in the Uncle Remus stories scheming and trying to out wit the other.

That’s all right, Brer Fox. It’ll hurt something awful, but go ahead and skin me. Scratch out my eyeballs! Tear out my ears by the roots! Cut off my legs! Do what’nsoever you want to do with me, Brer Fox, but please, please, please! Don’t throw me in that briar patch!
— Brer Rabbit, Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings