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The Resource Major Butler's legacy : five generations of a slaveholding family, Malcolm Bell, Jr

Major Butler's legacy : five generations of a slaveholding family, Malcolm Bell, Jr

Label
Major Butler's legacy : five generations of a slaveholding family
Title
Major Butler's legacy
Title remainder
five generations of a slaveholding family
Statement of responsibility
Malcolm Bell, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Encompassing American history from the eve of the Revolution to the first decades of our own century, this book is a history of five generations of the Butler's, a family sundered at its very core by the same institution of slavery that would lead the nation into the horror and destruction of the Civil War. To his family, Major Butler's legacy consisted of two well-appointed properties in Philadelphia, the rich plantation lands in the South that paid for those properties, and more than nine hundred human beings bound to the soil of the plantations. Tracing the Butlers' private and public lives at their homes in Philadelphia and on their plantations in South Carolina and Georgia, Bell surveys every aspect of life on the great agricultural empire assembled by Pierce Butler for his heirs. He tells of the fields where rice, cotton, and sugar were cultivated; of the small fleet of ships that carried those goods to port and brought provisions to the isolated island plantations on their return voyages; and of the Butler's often testy relations with their managers, particularly with the paradoxical Roswell King. But most dramatically, Bell portrays the lives of the slaves, referred to by Pierce Butler as "the wretched Affricans," whose toil brought riches to the family. He describes their work and the punishment they could expect when they transgressed in some way; their diet and health and the amusements with which they consoled themselves; and the "day of weeping" that came when Major Butler's wastrel grandson, in an effort to regain solvency, sold half the slave community- 460 men, women, and children- in an enormous auction at Savannah's Ten Broeck Raceway in 1859
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-2001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bell, Malcolm
Dewey number
  • 975.8/03/0924
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F290.B96
LC item number
B45 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Butler, Pierce
  • Butler family
  • Plantation owners
  • Plantation owners
  • Plantation life
  • Plantation life
Label
Major Butler's legacy : five generations of a slaveholding family, Malcolm Bell, Jr
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780820308975.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 631-648) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Carolina gentry -- Pierce Butler, patriot -- Spoils of war -- Pierce Butler's private life -- Pierce Butler's public life, 1776-1789 -- Pierce Butler's pubic life, 1789-1819 -- the Altamaha estuary -- The Georgia plantations -- The slaves -- Honored sir -- The War of 1812 -- Second generation: the Butlers -- Second generation: the Kings -- The Mease boys change their names -- Enter Fanny Kemble -- Negroland -- Butler vs. Butler -- The weeping time -- The dogs of Civil War -- Yankee vandals in the low country -- "Inevitable Sambo" -- Why be free? -- Massa Jimmy -- Milestones and gravestones -- Straight up to God -- Lady Baltimore -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm13703257
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 673 pages
Isbn
9780820308975
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86011353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)13703257
Label
Major Butler's legacy : five generations of a slaveholding family, Malcolm Bell, Jr
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780820308975.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 631-648) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Carolina gentry -- Pierce Butler, patriot -- Spoils of war -- Pierce Butler's private life -- Pierce Butler's public life, 1776-1789 -- Pierce Butler's pubic life, 1789-1819 -- the Altamaha estuary -- The Georgia plantations -- The slaves -- Honored sir -- The War of 1812 -- Second generation: the Butlers -- Second generation: the Kings -- The Mease boys change their names -- Enter Fanny Kemble -- Negroland -- Butler vs. Butler -- The weeping time -- The dogs of Civil War -- Yankee vandals in the low country -- "Inevitable Sambo" -- Why be free? -- Massa Jimmy -- Milestones and gravestones -- Straight up to God -- Lady Baltimore -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm13703257
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiv, 673 pages
Isbn
9780820308975
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
86011353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)13703257

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