Other Literary Forms
Although Augustus Baldwin Longstreet’s unquestioned masterpiece is Georgia Scenes, he also published a variety of books, pamphlets, letters, and other materials, most of which deal with politics, religion, or the South, and often with the intersection of the three. Perhaps the most significant is Letters on the Epistle of Paul to Philemon: Or, The Connection of Apostolic Christianity with Slavery (1845), a closely reasoned defense of slavery on biblical grounds. A Voice from the South, Comprising Letters from Georgia to Massachusetts (1847) vehemently sets forth antebellum southern political positions. Late in life he published a long-contemplated didactic novel on the folly of indulging youth, Master William Mitten: Or, A Youth of Brilliant Talents Who Was Ruined by Bad Luck (1864).