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George Washington Cable

George Washington Cable (1844-1925) was an American writer born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cable's family was initially wealthy due to their position as slaveholders. Yet, after his father's untimely death they lost most of their fortune. The young Cable enrolled in the military and fought as a Confederate soldier during the American Civil War. It proved to be a lifechanging experience that would influence his future endeavors. In 1870, he became a journalist and spent years honing his skills...See more