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Daily Life on a Southern Plantation 1853by Erickson, Paul
Publisher: Puffin Books
Issue: Winter 2001
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.