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Rice Gold: James Hamilton Couper and Plantation Life on the Georgia Coastby Bagwell, James
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Retail Price: $ 19.95
Issue: Winter 2003
A biography of an extraordinary plantation owner who was famed for his wealth, heroism, and erudition. Knowledgeable on scientific agriculture, a contributor to Georgia's political life, and with hobbies such as architecture and archology, Couper well fits the ideal stereotypical depiction of antebellum plantation life.