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Plantation life in Texas / by Elizabeth Silverthorne ; illustrated by Charles Shaw.

By: Silverthorne, Elizabeth, 1930-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Clayton Wheat Williams Texas life series: no. 1.Publisher: College Station, Tex. : Texas A & M University Press, c1986Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvii, 234 p. : ill., maps ; 27 cm.ISBN: 089096288X; 9780890962886.Subject(s): Plantation life -- Texas -- History -- 19th century | Texas -- Social life and customsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Plantation life in Texas.DDC classification: 976.406 Summary: Maps, illustrations, and text help chronicle the everyday lives of Texas plantation residents in the 1800s.
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Book University of Texas At Tyler
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F391 .S57 1986 (Browse shelf) Available 0000100015585

Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-228) and index.

Maps, illustrations, and text help chronicle the everyday lives of Texas plantation residents in the 1800s.

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Texas plantations of the 19th century come to life in the first volume of this series. Silverthorne, a children's author, explores every aspect of daily plantation life without romanticizing it. Her research is based on the documents of planters from the early 1820s through the 1850s and into Reconstruction, as well as on WPA interviews with former slaves, giving a balanced view of this short but crucial chapter in Texas history. The exquisite pen and brushwork of noted Texas artist and illustrator Shaw gives details of the food, shelter, clothing, and recreation of the plantation family as well as the slaves. A fine addition to 19th-century American history collections. Olga B. Wise, American Heart Assn . -National Ctr. Lib., Dallas (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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