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A leading British actress, Fanny Kemble married a wealthy Philadelphian during her American tour in 1834. She abandoned the stage and settled into married life, initially unaware of her husband's 'dreadful possessions,' some 700 slaves on his coastal Georgia plantations. Her Journal covers a period of almost four months, recording grief and outrage at the depredations of slavery. . . . The University of Georgia Press has restored a rightful classic to print.(Atlanta Magazine)
A classic study of life and the living conditions of both owners and slaves.(Florida Historical Quarterly)
Long recognized as unique in the literature of American slavery and of life in the antebellum South.(Virginia Quarterly Review)
Frances Kemble's 'diary' while briefly visiting the Carolina Plantation owned by her husband's family provides first-hand observation of the 'peculiar institution' effect not only... Read morePublished 4 months ago by B. S. Dungan
The story of the few months Fannie spent on her husbands Georgia plantations has been well covered in other reviews. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Astrotraveler
Originally published in 1863, Kemble a famous young English actress marries a wealthy Philadelphian who was the absentee owner of a rice and cotton plantation near St. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Daria Karitinova
I read this book several years ago never forgot it. I recently purchased it for friends. It's an exact account of why slavery was so wrong. Read morePublished 21 months ago by judith m. barry
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We visited Georgia and South Carolina in October and heard many faint apologies for the role the southern states played in slavery. Read morePublished on November 10, 2013 by Janet Dolder