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An AnteBellum Plantation Household: Including the Carolina Lowcountry Receipts and Remedies
     

An AnteBellum Plantation Household: Including the Carolina Lowcountry Receipts and Remedies

by Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq, Emily Wharton Sinkler (Other)
 
At the age of nineteen Emily Wharton married Charles Sinkler and moved eight hundred miles from her Philadelphia home to the swampy Low Country region of South Carolina. Suddenly she found herself living in a totally unfamiliar environment - a cotton plantation in an isolated area along the Santee River. In monthly letters to her family she recorded thoughtful musings

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At the age of nineteen Emily Wharton married Charles Sinkler and moved eight hundred miles from her Philadelphia home to the swampy Low Country region of South Carolina. Suddenly she found herself living in a totally unfamiliar environment - a cotton plantation in an isolated area along the Santee River. In monthly letters to her family she recorded thoughtful musings about her adopted home, and in a receipt book she assembled a trusted collection of culinary and medicinal recipes that reflect her ties to both North and South. Together with an extensive biographical and historical introduction by Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq, these documents provide a flavorful record of plantation cooking, folk medicine, travel, and social life in the antebellum South.

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The first section comprises letters interspersed with narrative describing the experiences of a Philadelphia-bred young woman who moved with her new husband to a cotton plantation in South Carolina in the early 1840s. The second section contains receipts and remedies from a book she began compiling in 1855, and which was handed down through the generations. LeClercq is a descendant of Sinkler. Includes photos. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781570031298
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Pages:
181
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.02(d)

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Robert Leath
Robert Leath, assistant curator, Historic Charleston
Sinkler's letters are a previously untapped gold mine of valuable historical information on the social, religious, intellectual, and ethnic history of the Carolina Low Country before the Civil War.

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