Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic / Edition 1

Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic / Edition 1

by Erskine Clarke
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300108672

ISBN-13: 9780300108675

Pub. Date: 09/27/2005

Publisher: Yale University Press


Published some thirty years ago, Robert Manson Myers’s Children of Pride: The True Story of Georgia and the Civil War won the National Book Award in history and went on to become a classic reference on America’s slaveholding South. That book presented the letters of the prominent Presbyterian minister and plantation patriarch Charles Colcock…  See more details below

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Published some thirty years ago, Robert Manson Myers’s Children of Pride: The True Story of Georgia and the Civil War won the National Book Award in history and went on to become a classic reference on America’s slaveholding South. That book presented the letters of the prominent Presbyterian minister and plantation patriarch Charles Colcock Jones (1804–1863), whose family owned more than one hundred slaves. While extensive, these letters can provide only one part of the story of the Jones family plantations in coastal Georgia. In this remarkable new book, the religious historian Erskine Clarke completes the story, offering a narrative history of four generations of the plantations’ inhabitants, white and black.
Encompassing the years 1805 to 1869, Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic describes the simultaneous but vastly different experiences of slave and slave owner. This “upstairsdownstairs” history reveals in detail how the benevolent impulses of Jones and his family became ideological supports for deep oppression, and how the slave Lizzy Jones and members of her family struggled against that oppression. Through letters, plantation and church records, court documents, slave narratives, archaeological findings, and the memory of the African-American community, Clarke brings to light the long-suppressed history of the slaves of the Jones plantations—a history inseparably bound to that of their white owners.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300108675
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/27/2005
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
1Liberty Hall1
2Riceboro10
3Sunbury19
4The Retreat33
5Carlawter44
6Savannah55
7Scattered Places67
8Princeton82
9Solitude97
10Montevideo and Maybank111
11The Stations125
12The Mallard Place140
13The Arbors152
14Columbia167
15Carlawter II180
16South Hampton190
17Midway202
18Maybank216
19Arcadia233
20The Retreat II247
21Columbia II260
22Philadelphia278
23Carlawter III300
24Arcadia II317
25Maybank II330
26Slave Market345
27Patience's Kitchen362
28Montevideo374
29The Retreat III386
30Southern Zion397
31Indianola408
32The Refuge422
33The Promised Land443
List of Principal Characters467
Genealogical Charts495
List of Plantations505
Notes509
Index of Names577
General Index590

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