Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt

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Once the Center of Agricultural Prosperity in Alabama, the rich soil of the Black Belt still features beautiful homes that stand as a testimony to the region's proud heritage. Join author Jennifer Hale as she explores the history of seventeen of the finest plantation homes in Alabama's Black Belt. This book chronicles the original owners and slaves of the homes and traces their descendants, who have continued to call these plantations home throughout the past two centuries. Discover why the families of an Indian ...

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Overview

Once the Center of Agricultural Prosperity in Alabama, the rich soil of the Black Belt still features beautiful homes that stand as a testimony to the region's proud heritage. Join author Jennifer Hale as she explores the history of seventeen of the finest plantation homes in Alabama's Black Belt. This book chronicles the original owners and slaves of the homes and traces their descendants, who have continued to call these plantations home throughout the past two centuries. Discover why the families of an Indian chief and a chief justice feuded for over a century about the land on which Belvoir stands. Follow Gaineswood's progress as it grew from a humble log cabin into an opulent mansion. Learn how the original builder and subsequent owners of the Kirkwood Mansion are linked by a legacy of exceptional and dedicated preservation. Historic Plantations of Alabama's Black Belt recounts the elegant past and hopeful future of a well-loved region of the South.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781596296695
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/26/2009
  • Series: Landmarks Series
  • Pages: 157
  • Sales rank: 947,592
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Chip Cooper 9

Acknowledgements 11

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 Belvoir 15

Chapter 2 Thorn Hill 27

Chapter 3 Myrtle Hall 37

Chapter 4 Magnolia Grove 47

Chapter 5 Waldwic 57

Chapter 6 Gaineswood 65

Chapter 7 River Bluff House 73

Chapter 8 Sterrett-McWilliams House 79

Chapter 9 Sturdivant Hall 85

Chapter 10 Everhope 91

Chapter 11 Hawthorne House 97

Chapter 12 Liberty Hall 103

Chapter 13 Rosewood 113

Chapter 14 Reverie 121

Chapter 15 Kirkwood 129

Chapter 16 Kenworthy Hall 137

Chapter 17 White Columns 143

Epilogue 153

Bibliography 155

About the Author 159

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