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Ladies and gentlemen on display : planter society at the Virginia springs, 1790-1860

Author: Charlene M Boyer Lewis
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2001.
Series: American South series.
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Each summer between 1790 and 1860, hundreds and eventually thousands of southern men and women left the diseases and boredom of their plantation homes and journeyed to the healthful and entertaining Virginia Springs. At the springs, visitors, as well as their slaves, interacted with one another and engaged in behavior quite different from the picture presented by most historians. In this book, Charlene Boyer Lewis  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charlene M Boyer Lewis
ISBN: 0813920795 9780813920795 0813920809 9780813920801
OCLC Number: 47050181
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Virginia.
Description: x, 293 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The Scene --
pt. 2. Healing Waters --
pt. 3. Community and Competition.
Series Title: American South series.
Responsibility: Charlene M. Boyer Lewis.

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Each summer from 1790-1860, hundreds and eventually thousands of men and women left the boredom of their plantation homes and journeyed to the healthful Virginia Springs. This work states that  Read more...

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Easily the best study of gentility in the Old South to date.--Georgia Historical QuarterlyIn the special time and place carved out by Springs-goers, we can see with new sharpness both the divisions Read more...

 
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