Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, 1838-39 by Fanny Kemble
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Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, 1838-39
By Fanny Kemble

Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, 1838-39

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Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation, 1838-39 by Fanny Kemble

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Originally published in 1863, out-of-print and unavailable for almost a century, Frances Anne Kemble's "Journal" has long been recognized by historians as unique in the literature of American slavery and invaluable for obtaining a clear view of the "peculiar institution" and of life in the antebellum South.Fanny Kemble was one of the leading lights of the English stage in the nineteenth century. During a tour of America in the 1830s she met and married a wealthy Philadelphian, Pierce Butler, part of whose fortune derived from his family's vast cotton and rice plantation on the Sea Islands of Georgia. After their marriage she spent several months living on the plantation. Profoundly shocked by what she saw, she recorded her observations of plantation life in a series of journal entries written as letters to a friend. But she never sent the letters, and not until the Civil War was on and Fanny was divorced from Pierce Butler and living in England were they published.This Brown Thrasher edition incorporates the valuable introduction written by John A. Scott for the 1961 edition published by Alfred A. Knopf, together with the editor's appendices to that edition. It provides the modern reader with the historical and biographical background to move freely and with ease in Mrs. Kemble's world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780820307077
ISBN-10: 0820307076
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 140mm x 33mm)
Pages: 488
Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-1984
Country of Publication: United States

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