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Daily Life on a Southern Plantation 1853

by Erickson, Paul
Publisher: Puffin Books
Issue: Winter 2001
ISBN: 0140566686

Through this depiction of "Waverly," a Louisiana estate, the reader is introduced to a plantation owner and his wife, their overseer, and several slaves, all of whom are enlisted to tell the more general story of sugar cane and cotton production, domestic needs and duties, and the hardships experienced in the final antebellum years. Photos from restored plantations illustrate period decor and tools.

review of Daily Life on a Southern Plantation 1853, by Erickson, Paul, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2001).