Major Butler's Legacy

Major Butler's Legacy

Five Generations of A Slaveholding Family

Book - 1987
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Univ of Georgia Press
Master of vast rice and cotton plantations in South Carolina and Georgia, delegate to the Constitutional Convention, Major Pierce Butler bequeathed his family and nation a legacy of slavery--an inheritance of immense wealth sown with the seeds of Civil War. In Major Butler's Legacy, Malcolm Bell charts the unfolding of the Butler patrimony, an epic story that reaches from the eve of the Revolution to the first decades of this century and includes in its course such figures as George Washington, Aaron Burr, Fanny Kemble, William Tecumseh Sherman, Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister.

Baker & Taylor
Traces the life of a Georgia plantation family, from slave-holding colonial times to the beginning of the twentieth century

Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, [1987]
Copyright Date: ©1987
ISBN: 9780820308975
Branch Call Number: 975.803 BELL
Characteristics: xxiv, 673 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Notes: Includes index


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