Sunday, February 25, 2018

"A New Plantation World"

New from Cambridge University Press: A New Plantation World: Sporting Estates in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1900-1940 by Daniel J. Vivian.

About the book, from the publisher:
In the era between the world wars, wealthy sportsmen and sportswomen created more than seventy large estates in the coastal region of South Carolina. By retaining select features from earlier periods and adding new buildings and landscapes, wealthy sporting enthusiasts created a new type of plantation. In the process, they changed the meaning of the word 'plantation', with profound implications for historical memory of slavery and contemporary views of the South. A New Plantation World is the first critical investigation of these 'sporting plantations'. By examining the process that remade former sites of slave labor into places of leisure, Daniel Vivian explores the changing symbolism of plantations in Jim Crow-era America.
Daniel J. Vivian is an Associate Professor in the Department of Historic Preservation at the University of Kentucky.

--Marshal Zeringue