Major Butler's Legacy: Five Generations of a Slaveholding Family

Malcolm Bell, Author University of Georgia Press $22.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8203-1177-7
Major Pierce Butler left the British army in 1771, when he married into South Carolina gentry. He established a family fortune based on the plantation labor of nearly 600 slaves. ``This academic study of Butler, his plantations and the lives of his descendants through the early 1900s provides instructive glimpses of the Southern slave economy and its dissolution after the Civil War,'' said PW . Illustrated. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1989
Release date: 10/01/1989
Hardcover - 673 pages - 978-0-8203-0897-5
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