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The Allstons of Chicora Wood : wealth, honor, and gentility in the South Carolina lowcountry

Author: William Kauffman Scarborough
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2011.
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William Kauffman Scarboroughs absorbing biography, The Allstons of Chicora Wood, chronicles the history of a South Carolina planter family from the opulent antebellum years through the trauma of the Civil War and postwar period. Scarboroughs examination of this extraordinarily enterprising family focuses on patriarch Robert R.F.W. Allston, his wife Adele Petigru Allston, and their daughter Elizabeth Allston Pringle  Read more...
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Scarborough, William Kauffman.
Allstons of Chicora Wood.
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011010145
(OCoLC)708357804
Named Person: Robert F W Allston; Alston family.; Robert F W Allston; Robert F W Allston; Alston family.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Kauffman Scarborough
ISBN: 9780807138458 0807138452
OCLC Number: 756692234
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 204 p.)
Contents: The early years : West Point and return to Carolina --
Politics and marriage, 1828-1840 --
Constructing a plantation empire --
Church and school : Robert Allston's religious and educational contributions --
Politics and family : Senate president, the Nashville Convention, and Ben at West Point, 1840-1855 --
Governor and the approach of Armageddon, 1856-1861 --
War and defeat : the deaths of James L. Petigru and Robert F.W. Allston, 1861-1865 --
Postbellum travails : Adele's school, return to Chicora Wood, Bessie as woman rice planter --
Appendix A. The Allston and Petigru families --
Appendix B. The Allston plantations --
Appendix C. The public career of Robert F.W. Allston.
Responsibility: William Kauffman Scarborough.

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William Kauffman Scarboroughs absorbing biography, The Allstons of Chicora Wood, chronicles the history of a South Carolina planter family from the opulent antebellum years through the trauma of the Civil War and postwar period. Scarboroughs examination of this extraordinarily enterprising family focuses on patriarch Robert R.F.W. Allston, his wife Adele Petigru Allston, and their daughter Elizabeth Allston Pringle Scarborough.

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