Originally published in 1947, this book by New Orleans native Harnett Kane provides over 300 pages of detailed history of the Natchez area in Mississippi. It includes vivid descriptions of over 20 antebellum mansions, the personal stories of the families that built them, and the individuals who called them home. History buffs will be interested in reading about the many famous figures named in this book, such as Andrew Jackson and Aaron Burr, who were among those who helped shape the state’s history, and in some cases, the history of the American nation.
Also included in Kane’s retelling of interesting and entertaining stories about Natchez are two that garnered national interest in years past: the famous steamboat race between The Natchez and The Robert E. Lee, and the infamous story of Natchez’s "Goat Castle."
A fascinating read.
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About the Author
A native of New Orleans and lifelong resident of the South, he graduated from Tulane University in 1931. He was editor of the school paper and began newspaper work full-time while still a sophomore at Tulane. He then became a reporter for the now defunct New Orleans Item for sixteen years, covering everything from murders to the business run, and served for a time on the city desk and copy desk.
When the famous Louisiana scandals broke, the young Mr. Kane was assigned coverage. Widely regarded as one of the greatest examples of reporting, this assignment would lead to the publication in 1941 of his first book, Huey Long’s Louisiana Hayride: The American Rehearsal for Dictatorship, 1928-1940, a study of the corruption of the Long political dynasty in his home state.
The success of Louisiana Hayride secured his future and Kane began writing full-time, gaining recognition as one of the most popular writers and leading authorities on the South. His 1943 work Bayous of Louisiana examines the major bayous of Louisiana, and further works include Plantation Parade (1945), which takes a look at early plantation houses in Louisiana, Spies for the Blue and the Gray (1954), The Ursulines (1959), Gone Are the Days: an Illustrated History of the Old South (1960), and The Romantic South (1961).
Kane died in New Orleans in 1984 aged 73.