Plantation Houses And Mansions Of The Old South Download Ebook PDF Epub Online

Author : J. Frazer Smith
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-09-06
Page : 256
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 0486142221
Description :


DIVRich survey ranges from pioneer cabins to French Provincial and Neoclassic revivals. Extensive commentary on each building, with over 100 detailed illustrations, including 36 floor plans. Bibliography. /div


Author : Marc R. Matrana
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2014-07-18
Page : 336
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 162846951X
Description :


The great majority of the South's plantation homes have been destroyed over time, and many have long been forgotten. In Lost Plantations of the South, Marc R. Matrana weaves together photographs, diaries and letters, architectural renderings, and other rare documents to tell the story of sixty of these vanquished estates and the people who once called them home. From plantations that were destroyed by natural disaster such as Alabama's Forks of Cypress, to those that were intentionally demolished such as Seven Oaks in Louisiana and Mount Brilliant in Kentucky, Matrana resurrects these lost mansions. Including plantations throughout the South as well as border states, Matrana carefully tracks the histories of each from the earliest days of construction to the often-contentious struggles to preserve these irreplaceable historic treasures. Lost Plantations of the South explores the root causes of demise and provides understanding and insight on how lessons learned in these sad losses can help prevent future preservation crises. Capturing the voices of masters and mistresses alongside those of slaves, and featuring more than one hundred elegant archival illustrations, this book explores the powerful and complex histories of these cardinal homes across the South.


Author : Charles S. Keefe
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2013-02-19
Page : 272
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 0486146413
Description :


Interior and exterior views of 51 elegant homes in a variety of distinctive architectural styles. Sweeping staircases, cornices, chimney caps, fireplace mantels, and other details. 219 black-and-white plates.


Author : Samuel Gaillard Stoney
Albert Simons
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 1989-01-01
Page : 247
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 9780486260891
Description :


Classic photo-and-text survey of extant plantation homes, churches and chapels built between 1686 and 1878 along South Carolina coastal plain. Detailed photographs, fascinating history, distinguishing characteristics of Medway, Middleburg, Exeter, Crowfield, Hampton, The Rocks, Lowndes' Grove, 48 other structures.


Author : Fiske Kimball
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2001-01-01
Page : 314
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 9780486417059
Description :


Detailed, comprehensive history of the evolution of American domestic architecture from 1620 to 1825, with 219 photographs, floor plans, drawings, and elevations. Authoritative, scholarly, and highly readable.


Author : Tiya Miles
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release : 2010-08-02
Page : 336
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780807868126
Description :


At the turn of the nineteenth century, James Vann, a Cherokee chief and entrepreneur, established Diamond Hill in Georgia, the most famous plantation in the southeastern Cherokee Nation. In this first full-length study to reconstruct the history of the plantation, Tiya Miles tells the story of Diamond Hill's founding, its flourishing, its takeover by white land-lottery winners on the eve of the Cherokee Removal, its decay, and ultimately its renovation in the 1950s. This moving multiracial history sheds light on the various cultural communities that interacted within the plantation boundaries--from elite Cherokee slaveholders to Cherokee subsistence farmers, from black slaves of various ethnic backgrounds to free blacks from the North and South, from German-speaking Moravian missionaries to white southern skilled laborers. Moreover, the book includes rich portraits of the women of these various communities. Vividly written and extensively researched, this history illuminates gender, class, and cross-racial relationships on the southern frontier.


Author : Herman Boehm de Bachellé Seebold
Publisher : Pelican Publishing
Release : 1971
Page :
Category : Architecture, Domestic
ISBN 13 : 9781455609895
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Author : Gustav Stickley
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 1988-01-01
Page : 151
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 9780486258294
Description :


Provides floorplans and descriptions for bungalow-style homes that originally appeared in Gustav Stickley's magazine, The Craftsman


Author : Cynthia Fowler
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-07-05
Page : 320
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 135155980X
Description :


How does museum location shape the interpretation of an art object by critics, curators, art historians, and others? To what extent is the value of a work of art determined by its location? Providing a close examination of individual works of American art in relation to gallery and museum location, this anthology presents case studies of paintings, sculpture, photographs, and other media that explore these questions about the relationship between location and the prescribed meaning of art. It takes an alternate perspective in that it provides in-depth analysis of works of art that are less well known than the usual American art suspects, and in locations outside of art museums in major urban cultural centers. By doing so, the contributors to this volume reveal that such a shift in focus yields an expanded and more complex understanding of American art. Close examinations are given to works located in small and mid-sized art museums throughout the United States, museums that generally do not benefit from the resources afforded by more powerful cultural establishments such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Works of art located at institutions other than art museums are also examined. Although the book primarily focuses on paintings, other media created from the Colonial Period to the present are considered, including material culture and craft. The volume takes an inclusive approach to American art by featuring works created by a diverse group of artists from canonical to lesser-known ones, and provides new insights by highlighting the regional and the local.


Author : J. Frederick Kelly
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-08-28
Page : 320
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 0486144321
Description :


DIVVery thorough examination of style, construction; many measured drawings. 150 houses, 1650 to 1800. 434 illus. 210pp of text. . /div


Author : Darren L. Ivey
Publisher : University of North Texas Press
Release : 2018-11-15
Page : 816
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1574417444
Description :


They say everything is bigger in Texas, and the Lone Star State can certainly boast of immense ranches, vast oil fields, enormous cowboy hats, and larger-than-life heroes. Among the greatest of the latter are the iconic Texas Rangers, a service that has existed, in one form or another, since 1823. Established in Waco in 1968, the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum continues to honor these legendary symbols of Texas and the American West. While upholding a proud heritage of duty and sacrifice, even men who wear the cinco peso badge can have their own champions. Thirty-one individuals—whose lives span more than two centuries—have been enshrined in the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame. In The Ranger Ideal Volume 2: Texas Rangers in the Hall of Fame, 1874-1930, Darren L. Ivey presents capsule biographies of the twelve inductees who served Texas in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Ivey begins with John B. Jones, who directed his Rangers through their development from state troops to professional lawmen; then covers Leander H. McNelly, John B. Armstrong, James B. Gillett, Jesse Lee Hall, George W. Baylor, Bryan Marsh, and Ira Aten—the men who were responsible for some of the Rangers’ most legendary feats. Ivey concludes with James A. Brooks, William J. McDonald, John R. Hughes, and John H. Rogers, the “Four Great Captains” who guided the Texas Rangers into the twentieth century.


Author : Donald P. McNeilly
Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
Release : 2000
Page : 268
Category : Arkansas
ISBN 13 : 9781610752886
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Author : Hoke P. Kimball
Bruce Henson
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2017-04-27
Page : 492
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 0786470518
Description :


This comprehensive survey of British colonial governors' houses and buildings used as state houses or capitols in the North American colonies begins with the founding of the Virginia Colony and ends with American independence. In addition to the 13 colonies that became the United States in 1783, the study includes three colonies in present-day Florida and Canada--East Florida, West Florida and the Province of Quebec--obtained by Great Britain after the French and Indian War.


Author : Addison Mizner
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2013-01-17
Page : 240
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0486142027
Description :


Reprint of a prized volume depicts over 30 residences and other buildings designed by a great architect in imaginative adaptations of Spanish Colonial style. 185 photographs.


Author : Fredrik Henrik af Chapman
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2012-12-19
Page : 160
Category : Transportation
ISBN 13 : 0486136515
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DIVFirst published in 1768, this remarkable collection of sophisticated line drawings documents merchant and naval ships from various countries. 70 illustrations chart vessel dimensions, crew size, storage capabilities, and rigging. /div


Author : Marc R. Matrana
Publisher :
Release : 2009
Page : 320
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 9781578069422
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Weaves together photographs, diaries and letters, architectural renderings, and other rare documents to tell the story of sixty southern plantations that have been destroyed or forgotten over time, as well as the story of the people who once called them home.


Author : Julia Brock
Daniel Vivian
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2015-10-01
Page : 228
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0739195794
Description :


investigates the social, architectural, and environmental history of sporting plantations in the South Carolina lowcountry and the Red Hills region of southeast Georgia and northern Florida. By examining the two largest collections of sporting plantations in the New South, it explores questions about environmental change, recreation, race relations, and historical memory of slavery during the first half of the twentieth century./span


Author : Richard Grant
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-08-31
Page : 288
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1501177842
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Bestselling travel writer Richard Grant “sensitively probes the complex and troubled history of the oldest city on the Mississippi River through the eyes of a cast of eccentric and unexpected characters” (Newsweek). Natchez, Mississippi, once had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in America, and its wealth was built on slavery and cotton. Today it has the greatest concentration of antebellum mansions in the South, and a culture full of unexpected contradictions. Prominent white families dress up in hoopskirts and Confederate uniforms for ritual celebrations of the Old South, yet Natchez is also progressive enough to elect a gay black man for mayor with 91% of the vote. Much as John Berendt did for Savannah in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and the hit podcast S-Town did for Woodstock, Alabama, so Richard Grant does for Natchez in The Deepest South of All. With humor and insight, he depicts a strange, eccentric town with an unforgettable cast of characters. There’s Buzz Harper, a six-food-five gay antique dealer famous for swanning around in a mink coat with a uniformed manservant and a very short German bodybuilder. There’s Ginger Hyland, “The Lioness,” who owns 500 antique eyewash cups and decorates 168 Christmas trees with her jewelry collection. And there’s Nellie Jackson, a Cadillac-driving brothel madam who became an FBI informant about the KKK before being burned alive by one of her customers. Interwoven through these stories is the more somber and largely forgotten account of Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, a West African prince who was enslaved in Natchez and became a cause célèbre in the 1820s, eventually gaining his freedom and returning to Africa. With an “easygoing manner” (Geoff Dyer, National Book Critics Circle Award–winning author of Otherwise Known as the Human Condition), this book offers a gripping portrait of a complex American place, as it struggles to break free from the past and confront the legacy of slavery.


Author : Joseph M. Flora
Lucinda Hardwick MacKethan
Publisher : LSU Press
Release : 2001-11-01
Page : 1054
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 9780807126929
Description :


Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Selected as an Outstanding Reference Source by the Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association There are many anthologies of southern literature, but this is the first companion. Neither a survey of masterpieces nor a biographical sourcebook, The Companion to Southern Literature treats every conceivable topic found in southern writing from the pre-Columbian era to the present, referencing specific works of all periods and genres. Top scholars in their fields offer original definitions and examples of the concepts they know best, identifying the themes, burning issues, historical personalities, beloved icons, and common or uncommon stereotypes that have shaped the most significant regional literature in memory. Read the copious offerings straight through in alphabetical order (Ancestor Worship, Blue-Collar Literature, Caves) or skip randomly at whim (Guilt, The Grotesque, William Jefferson Clinton). Whatever approach you take, The Companion’s authority, scope, and variety in tone and interpretation will prove a boon and a delight. Explored here are literary embodiments of the Old South, New South, Solid South, Savage South, Lazy South, and “Sahara of the Bozart.” As up-to-date as grit lit, K Mart fiction, and postmodernism, and as old-fashioned as Puritanism, mules, and the tall tale, these five hundred entries span a reach from Lady to Lesbian Literature. The volume includes an overview of every southern state’s belletristic heritage while making it clear that the southern mind extends beyond geographical boundaries to form an essential component of the American psyche. The South’s lavishly rich literature provides the best means of understanding the region’s deepest nature, and The Companion to Southern Literature will be an invaluable tool for those who take on that exciting challenge. Description of Contents 500 lively, succinct articles on topics ranging from Abolition to Yoknapatawpha 250 contributors, including scholars, writers, and poets 2 tables of contents — alphabetical and subject — and a complete index A separate bibliography for most entries


Author : Patrick Gerster
Nicholas Cords
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release : 1989
Page : 190
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9780252060243
Description :


Many historical myths are actually false yet psychologically true. The contributors to this volume see myth and reality as complementary elements in the historical record. Myth and Southern History is as much a commentary on southern historiography as it is on the viability of myth in the historical process. The Old South contains new articles on ......