RECORDS OF ANTE-BELLUM SOUTHERN PLANTATIONS FROM THE REVOLUTION THROUGH THE CIVIL WAR: SERIES A, SELECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH CAROLINA LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Frederick, Md: University Publications of America, 1985
James Henry Hammond, plantation owner, served in the House of Representatives (1835-1836), as Governor of South Carolina (1842-1844), and as United States Senator (1857-1860). His papers reflect his interest in scientific agriculture, providing information on cotton growing, fruit and vegetable production, and livestock management. Other subjects include social customs in the ante-bellum South, the state of education at the University of South Carolina, political ideology among educated southerners, the practice of law, and slave management. The miscellaneous collections include records of plantation owners from various South Carolina regions. Certain selections, such as the Wade Hampton papers dealing with sugar plantations in Louisiana, refer to the westward expansion of the plantation system in the nineteenth century. The correspondence offers insight into the social and family life of the South Carolina planter. Plantation journals and account books provide details on crop production and the work and health of plantation slaves.
Schipper, Martin Paul. Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War [guide] : series A, selections from the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina
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