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Our fathers' fields : a southern story

Author: James E Kibler
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When James Everett Kibler purchased a dilapidated South Carolina plantation in 1989, he had no idea that his rehabilitation of the distinguished but deteriorated property would include the unearthing of a remarkable saga about the land and the people who had lived on it. But as he refurbished the Great House and restored its nineteenth-century garden, he felt the pull of the place to uncover and record its past.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Hardy family.; Hardy family.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Kibler
ISBN: 1570032149 9781570032141
OCLC Number: 38147817
Description: ix, 444 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A Land Called Amoy-es-chek --
The Sweet Fields of Eden --
A Brave New Century --
More Gold Than Grace --
Paterfamilias --
In Tune with the Music of the Universe: A Southern Countryman's Villa Garden --
The Forest --
Their Fathers' Fields: The Working Plantation in 1850 --
Works and Days in the Quarters --
In the Way o' Finery and Style: The Decade before the War --
The Plantation Neighborhood --
A World Kicked to Pieces --
New Giants in the Land: The Last Young Master --
Captain Dick --
Holding on in a World We Did Not Make: After the Boll Weevil and the Great Depression --
High Times with the High Sheriff --
The Ruined Land --
Interlude: Ghosts (January 1990) --
Choices: A Rare and Bearing Vine.
Responsibility: James Everett Kibler.

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This work chronicles six generations of the Hardy family, who purchased a South Carolina plantation in 1786 and farmed it for two centuries. The book also examines the natural history of the  Read more...

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