Cracker Times And Pioneer Lives

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Brings together the reminiscences of two pioneers who came of age during the first half of the 19th century in Florida's Columbia County and the nearby Suwanee River Valley. Keen writes of subsistence farming, the Seminole wars, medical practices, and the paucity of educational opportunities. Williams was the daughter of a nationally recognized man of letters. She recalls a life of social functions and cultural endeavors as well as tithing crops to the Confederacy and surviving as a widow in the lean post-Civil War era. Includes historical photos. Denham teaches history at Florida Southern College. Brown is author of many works on Florida and southern history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570035128
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2003
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 793,761
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix
Acknowledgements xi
Introduction xiii
Part 1 George Gillett Keen 1
I. Remembrance of a Crime Most Foul 3
II. Black Eye at Ketch All 7
III. 1830s Florida Frontier Life 11
IV. The Second Seminole War, 1835-1842 26
V. Response 41
VI. Getting Ahead in the 1840s and 1850s 45
VII. Alligator's Transformation 57
VIII. How Old Times Argue against a New Capital 60
IX. Tricky Politics and Gunfights as Humor 65
X. Reconstruction-Era Justice 75
XI. Lafayette County and the Murders of Lige Locklier and Jim Munden 80
XII. Studies in Cracker Character 87
XIII. Passing 98
Part 2 Sarah Pamela Williams 99
I. Childhood at Picolata 101
II. Moving to Alligator 109
III. Sojourn in Charleston 114
IV. Planter's Wife and Widow 118
V. Civil War and Its Aftermath 121
Appendix The Cast of Characters 125
Abbreviations 171
Notes 173
Bibliography 193
Index 205
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