Apr 02, 2020
Women in Slavery: Selections from her Journal of Residence on a Georgian Plantation, 1838-1839
Posted by Fanny Kemble Catherine Clinton

Journal of Residence on a Georgian Plantation recorded in 1838 1839 but not published until 1863 , has secured Fanny Kemble s reputation as a prescient observer of the plantation world of the antebellum South While Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted wrote about the region as cultural tourists, Fanny Kemble, married to a wealthy American slaveholder, Pierce BJournal of Residence on a Georgian Plantation recorded in 1838 1839 but not published until 1863 , has secured Fanny Kemble s reputation as a prescient observer of the plantation world of the antebellum South While Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted wrote about the region as cultural tourists, Fanny Kemble, married to a wealthy American slaveholder, Pierce Butler, with vast holdings in Georgia s Sea Islands, wrote about her experience on her husband s estates from the perspective of an insider as well as an outsider It was this double consciousness and Kemble s ability to translate life so dramatically onto the page that provided readers with a sense of being eyewitness to unfolding events Her rendering of even the most mundane details of everyday life proved fascinating Her close and vivid remembrances of plantation life have remained enduring.

  • Title: Women in Slavery: Selections from her Journal of Residence on a Georgian Plantation, 1838-1839
  • Author: Fanny Kemble Catherine Clinton
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 319
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Women in Slavery Selections from her Journal of Residence on a Georgian Plantation Journal of Residence on a Georgian Plantation recorded in but not published until has secured Fanny Kemble s reputation as a prescient observer of the plantation world of the antebell

    Ariel

    After I read The Invention of Wings this year by Sue Monk Kidd, I wanted to read a non fictional, ideally eye-witness, account of women in slavery. I found very little material. I then came across this journal written from the very interesting perspective of an English woman married to a plantation owner. She describes the plight of the people in slavery there, particularly the women, which is more horrible than you could imagine. The author's own turmoil in her powerlessness to help adds an add [...]


    Kendra Bramble

    A very good read! The book was written well and read fast! I could image the misses of this plantation reading me her words as if I too was experiencing what she was.



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