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Landon Carter's uneasy kingdom : revolution and rebellion on a Virginia plantation

Author: Rhys Isaac
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Pulitzer-Prize winning historian's brilliant reconstruction of a Virginia planter's world based on his diary.

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Genre/Form: Diaries
History
Named Person: Landon Carter; Landon Carter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rhys Isaac
ISBN: 0195189086 9780195189087
OCLC Number: 61129143
Notes: Originally published: 2004.
Awards: Winner of A Books & Culture's "Book of the Week" Christian Science Monitor's List of Noteworthy Nonfiction, 2004.
Description: 448 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Revolution in house and home. Morning of revolution --
The Egypt of this exodus --
All for love --
Enlightenment calm. Plantation pastoral --
Landon's library --
Plantation medical science --
Politics, war, and rebellion. Landon, legislator --
Rebellions begin --
A troubled old regime. Master and slaves --
Duties betrayed --
Contests at home --
King Lear into the storm. Primal rebellions --
London and Nassaw --
Toward death --
Last words --
Chronology --
Annotation --
about the illustrations.
Responsibility: Rhys Isaac.

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