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Journal of A Residence On A Georgian Plantation, 1838-1839

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Fanny Kemble was a British actress who married mega-plantation owner, Pierce Butler of Georgia. During her marriage she kept journals of everyday life, and after some years grew to detest the institution of slavery and the things Butler stood for. Kemble eventually divorced him, but it wasn't until after the Civil War had started that she published her journal about her observations and the experiences of the hundreds of African American slaves owned by her ex-husband.

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In the press, by the same Author, complete in One Volume ,

AN ENGLISH TRAGEDY:

A PLAY,

IN FIVE ACTS.

MARY STUART.

TRANSLATED FROM SCHILLER.

A PLAY,

IN FIVE ACTS.

MLLE. DE BELLISLE.

TRANSLATED FROM DUMAS.

A PLAY,

IN FIVE ACTS.

JOURNAL

OF

A RESIDENCE ON A

GEORGIAN PLANTATION

1838 1839.

By FRANCES ANNE KEMBLE.

SLAVERY THE CHIEF CORNER STONE.

'This stone (Slavery), which was rejected by the first builders, is become the chief stone of the corner in our new edifice.' Speech of ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS Vice president of the Confederate States; delivered March 21, 1861.

1863

TO

ELIZABETH DWIGHT SEDGWICK

THIS JOURNAL,

ORIGINALLY KEPT FOR HER,

IS

MOST AFFECTIONATELY

DEDICATED.

PREFACE.

The following diary was kept in the winter and spring of 1838 9, on an estate consisting of rice and cotton plantations, in the islands at the entrance of the Altamaha, on the coast of Georgia.

The slaves in whom I then had an unfortunate interest were sold some years ago... Continue reading book >>


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