Inside the Natchez Trace Collection: New Sources for Southern History

Inside the Natchez Trace Collection: New Sources for Southern History

by Lewis L. Gould
     
 
When it was acquired by the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin in 1986, the Natchez Trace Collection was one of the great unexplored treasures of southern history. Its plantation records, bank correspondence, songbooks, and family letters, among many other gems, combine to form a cornucopia of regional history. Now seven noted southern

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When it was acquired by the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin in 1986, the Natchez Trace Collection was one of the great unexplored treasures of southern history. Its plantation records, bank correspondence, songbooks, and family letters, among many other gems, combine to form a cornucopia of regional history. Now seven noted southern historians act as guides through this still largely untapped resource. Each examines one facet of the collection, covering such topics as slavery, women's roles, the Old Southwest, Jacksonian politics, sectional conflict, and the position of businessmen and entrepreneurs in the antebellum period.

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Historians describe the contents and suggest research possibilities of the collection, which was acquired by the Center for American History at the University of Austin, Texas in 1986. Covering the territory of Natchez Mississippi and the Natchez Trace<-->the road from there to Nashville, Tennessee<-->the collection contains plantation records, bank correspondence, songbooks, family letters, and other sources illuminating the period from the 1780s to the 1830s. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807123638
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.88(d)

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