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Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, 1739-1762: Intriguing Letters by One of Colonial America's Most Accomplished Women (Women's Diaries & Letters of the Nineteenth-Century South) Paperback – May, 1997


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  • Series: Women's Diaries & Letters of the Nineteenth-Century South
  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press; Reprint edition (May 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157003186X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570031861
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #329,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Michael Valdivielso on October 24, 2007
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Eliza Lucas Pinckney did almost everything. She was the daughter of a British Officer, making her a military brat, she helped run the plantation, developed the market for indigo that allowed Charleston, SC, to survive, wrote a cook book, educated some of her slaves, made sure her children were educated and fought cancer! Her letters are full of amazing facts, of both her daily life and the life of the colonists. Her letters cover everything from her own problems to wars, Indian attacks and taxes. It is a great addition to any library.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mamareadssomuch on April 25, 2007
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I thought I had written a review for this book awhile back but hadn't so here it is. Wonderful journal of information on Eliza Lucas Pinchney, a South Carolina woman of history who brought Indigo into prominence. Fascinating research within about this woman and her passion for nature and plant dye.
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Interesting to note the way the writer presents herself. The underlying psychological position seems to be that a woman who works very hard is virtuous and valuable. She consistently writes of her hard work. This in spite of the fact that this particular woman was served in almost all respects by slaves. What did she most want? To be valued as a contributor to her family and her society, not so different than the desires for remembrance today, but that itself is strange given her privileged status as slave-holder. On the other hand she enjoyed teaching some of the slave girls to read; that flies in the face of modern claims that most slave owners did not allow the slaves access to learning to read. Possibly she used the letter writing to make out her own life, with its contradictions and contrasts between ideals and realities, much like we would today. This book is a valuable record of what at least one woman who lived in the mid 1700's saw as her reality.
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