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Major Butler's Legacy...

FIVE 6ENERATIONS OF A SLAVEHOLDIN6 FAMILY

Malcolm,Bell, Jr.

This is the epic story of the powerful, aristocratic family of Pierce Butler, a major slaveholder in Georgia and South Carolina and chief architect of the 1787 Fugitive Slave Law.

"Malcolm Bell uses Butler and his heirs as a means to explore the role of slavery in a single family from the eve of the American Revolution to the early years of this century. Bell evenhandedly examines the legacy from the vantage point of slave and master." -Richmond Times- Dispatch

684 pgs. 57 b&w photos and illus., 4 maps.

A Brown Thrasher Book;
A Sclec tion of the History Book Club


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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