Dixie

Dixie

by Sara Pitzer
     
 


There is perhaps no more evocative phrase in American history than the Old South. Focusing on a period form the late 1700s through the end of the Civil War, this seasoned author takes her readers through all 12 of the Southern states to find again the innocence and and romance of their antebellum past. Take plantation tours during pilgrimage in Natchez,… See more details below

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There is perhaps no more evocative phrase in American history than the Old South. Focusing on a period form the late 1700s through the end of the Civil War, this seasoned author takes her readers through all 12 of the Southern states to find again the innocence and and romance of their antebellum past. Take plantation tours during pilgrimage in Natchez, Mississippi, when visitors may also enjoy period dance and music performances, sample traditional foods, and take horse and carriage tours. Experience historic Augusta, Georgia, one of the few Southern cities that remained unscathed by General Shermans fiery route through the South, and visit the pinch gut district, which was named for the corsets its fashionable ladies wore. Sara Pitzer is the author of North Carolina: Off the Beaten Path, Recommended Country Inns in The South, and Traveling in South Carolina.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
This entry in the "Discover Historic America" series guides the traveler to historic sites of the pre-Civil War South. Covering 12 Southern states, Pitzer, a native North Carolinian and author of North Carolina: Off the Beaten Path (Globe Pequot, 1995), tells where to go, what to do, and where to stay in rural areas and cities that represent and re-create life in the late 18th century. Pitzer provides helpful descriptions, price ranges, phone numbers, and directions to hundreds of memorable sites. Using this book, the traveler will be able to see and experience the architecture, antiques, gracious living, and fine furnishings of a romantic, bygone South that Southerners have worked so hard to restore. Given the rich historical detail, it is surprising that the author makes no mention of slavery or an African American heritage. Still, this is a worthwhile purchase.Janine A. Reid, Jefferson Cty. P.L., Lakewood, Col.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781564406484
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Discover Historic America Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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