A New Plantation World

Sporting Estates in the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1900–1940
by Daniel J. Vivian
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Series: Cambridge Studies on the American South

Publication Date: February 28, 2018

ISBN: 9781108266161

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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.