Major Butler's Legacy

Major Butler's Legacy

Five Generations of A Slaveholding Family

Book - 1987
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Master of vast rice and cotton plantations in South Carolina and Georgia, delegate to the Constitutional Convention, Major Pierce Butler bequeathed his family and nation a legacy of slavery--an inheritance of immense wealth sown with the seeds of Civil War. In "Major Butler's Legacy," Malcolm Bell charts the unfolding of the Butler patrimony, an epic story that reaches from the eve of the Revolution to the first decades of this century and includes in its course such figures as George Washington, Aaron Burr, Fanny Kemble, William Tecumseh Sherman, Henry James, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister.
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1987
ISBN: 9780820308975
Branch Call Number: Local History Ref 975.8 Bel


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