Florida Plantation Records: From the Papers of George Noble Jones
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BeschreibungThis re-issue of the classic 1927 documentary edition features a new introduction by John David Smith about its publishing history, its editors, and its scholarly value to southern historiography. Originally published by the Missouri Historical Society, it documents the plantation records of George Noble Jones ad his two Florida plantations, El Destino and Chemonie, both located near Tallahassee, Florida. Considered one of the most accurate and comprehensive accounts of plantation management ever published, it remains one of the best primary source documents on plantation overseers and management. Principally covering the middle years of the 19th century, Florida Plantation Records provides a rich array of details essential to understanding slavery and plantation life in Florida--from slave names, ages, and work loads, to medical bills and weather reports, to production records, slave family genealogical information, and post-Civil War tenant agreements. In addition to defining the historical value of the primary text, Smith's introduction evaluates the work of the editors within the context of 1920s editorial practice and historiography. Renowned for his determination and success in locating and preserving plantation manuscripts, Ulrich Bonnell Phillips was among the first historians to base their work on "scientific" methods. His significant publications helped to establish American slavery as a sub-field of southern history.
PortraitJohn David Smith is the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He has written or edited numerous books, including Black Voices from Reconstruction, Black Judas: William Hannibal Thomas and 'The American Negro,' and Black Soldiers in Blue: African-American Troops in the Civil War Era.
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV PR OF FLORIDA
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 596 Seiten