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The Two Faces of Dixie - Politicians, Plantations and Slaves J. Christy Judah

The Two Faces of Dixie - Politicians, Plantations and Slaves

J. Christy Judah

Published April 23rd 2009
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White gloves and lace. Rice fields and rags. Plantations and slaves. Rich and poor. White and black. These are the faces of Dixie that come alive in this factual account of the settlement of coastal North Carolina.The witnesses to the era speak outMoreWhite gloves and lace. Rice fields and rags. Plantations and slaves. Rich and poor. White and black. These are the faces of Dixie that come alive in this factual account of the settlement of coastal North Carolina.The witnesses to the era speak out through actual testimony collected from Last Wills and Testaments, Deeds, Sales Documents, Photographs, Sketches, Newspaper Accounts, Court Minutes and Pleas, and personal Slave Narratives.The reader follows a very personal journey as southern plantation life emerges with its extensive labor demands requiring field hands, a need that was filled by enslaving Indians, whites, and Africans.The Two Faces of Dixie identifies hundreds of plantations, planters, politicians, and slaves who settled coastal North Carolina. It provides a picure of a by-gone age in a way that no other work has attempted. This is the real story of our heritage, from slave auctions to marriage customs. This book provides a comprehensive view of life during the pre-civil war era helping the reader to better understand the past and move into the future with a wisdom based in an appreciation for the hardships and dreams of all who bridged the time from slavery to freedom. The Two Faces of Dixie: Politicians, Plantations and Slaves.