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TOMBEE; Portrait of a Cotton Planter. with the Plantation Journal of Thomas B. Chaplin( 1822~1890).

Rosengarten, T.

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ISBN 10: 0688054129 / ISBN 13: 9780688054120
Published by NY 1986. Morrow., 1986
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brown & white. gilt lettered 1/2 cl. 8vo. dw. vf cond. 1st ed. so stated. endpaper maps. 75Op. notes. tables. index. Bookseller Inventory # 229

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Title: TOMBEE; Portrait of a Cotton Planter. with ...

Publisher: NY 1986. Morrow.

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Tombee was an unlucky slave owner and cotton planter on St. Helena Island, South Carolina. His real name was Thomas B. Chaplin, and we know him because of his plantation journal, kept between 1845 and 1858.

The fascination of this journal is enhanced by notes that Chaplin added periodically after 1865, bringing the lives of his characters up-to-date. Not unnaturally, he compared his poverty after the Civil War with antebellum opulence, lamenting the one, deploring the other.

Theodore Rosengarten has made accessible the last years of an American aristocracy. Besides containing a history of the Carolina Sea Islands during the second golden age of cotton, the book is a study of the dull horror of plantation slavery.

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