The National Era
Unsigned Article
Washington, D.C.: 12 August 1852

  "LIFE IN THE SOUTH."—The Pittsburgh Dispatch thus notices the new work published under this title:

  "The Greatest Humbug we have ever seen, in the light literature line, is a book called 'Life in the South—A Companion to Uncle Tom's Cabin.' We have read the book through, and are of the opinion that it might, with equal propriety, a 'Companion to Paul Clifford,' or to George Lippard's 'Quaker City.' This system of selling trash, upon the reputation of highly popular and soundly written works, cannot but result in injury to every author or publisher who undertakes to do it. It is no better than any other method of 'procuring money under false pretences.'"