The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana: Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s

 
9780807161289: The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana: Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s

In 1833, Edward G. W. and Frances Parke Butler moved to their newly constructed plantation house, Dunboyne, on the banks of the Mississippi River near the village of Bayou Goula. Their experiences at Dunboyne over the next forty years demonstrated the transformations that many land-owning southerners faced in the nineteenth century, from the evolution of agricultural practices and commerce, to the destruction wrought by the Civil War and the transition from slave to free labor, and finally to the social, political, and economic upheavals of Reconstruction. In this comprehensive biography of the Butlers, David D. Plater explores the remarkable lives of a Louisiana family during one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.

Born in Tennessee to a celebrated veteran of the American Revolution, Edward Butler pursued a military career under the mentorship of his guardian, Andrew Jackson, and, during a posting in Washington, D.C., met and married a grand-niece of George Washington, Frances Parke Lewis. In 1831, he resigned his commission and relocated Frances and their young son to Iberville Parish, where the couple began a sugar cane plantation. As their land holdings grew, they amassed more enslaved laborers and improved their social prominence in Louisiana's antebellum society. A staunch opponent of abolition, Butler voted in favor of Louisiana's withdrawal from the Union at the state's Secession Convention. But his actions proved costly when the war cut off agricultural markets and all but destroyed the state's plantation economy, leaving the Butlers in financial ruin. In 1870, with their plantation and finances in disarray, the Butlers sold Dunboyne and resettled in Pass Christian, Mississippi, where they resided in a rental cottage with the financial support of Edward J. Gay, a wealthy Iberville planter and their daughter-in-law's father. After Frances died in 1875, Edward Butler moved in with his son's family in St. Louis, where he remained until his death in 1888. Based on voluminous primary source material, The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana offers an intimate picture of a wealthy nineteenth-century family and the turmoil they faced as a system based on the enslavement of others unraveled.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

David D. Plater is a retired maritime lawyer and history teacher, and the former manager of Acadia Plantation in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Review:

"David D. Plater's The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana tells the story of Edward George Washington Butler, a member of a prominent American military family and ward of Andrew Jackson, and his wife, Frances Parke Lewis, who was Martha Washington's great-granddaughter. Taught to venerate their heritage and aspire to a life of public service, wealth, and upper-class respectability, the couple lived through an eventful period, which took them from army posts on the frontier to a sugar plantation in Louisiana, through two wars -- one with Mexico, the other with the United States -- and an endless cycle of disillusionment, hope, debt, recovery, birth, and death. The author, who is a Butler descendant, has done a splendid job of mining archives throughout the country to piece together the story of two people whose lives exemplified the difficulties of following their Revolutionary forebears in a very different place and time." -- Mary V. Thompson, Research Historian, George Washington's Mount Vernon

(Mary Thompson)

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Plater, David D.
ISBN 10: 0807161284 ISBN 13: 9780807161289
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: > 20
Da
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9039265

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 18,76
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Plater, David D.
ISBN 10: 0807161284 ISBN 13: 9780807161289
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 24505971-n

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,94
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,26
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

David D. Plater
Editore: Syracus University Press
ISBN 10: 0807161284 ISBN 13: 9780807161289
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Syracus University Press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0807161284

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,52
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,00
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Plater, David D.
Editore: LOUISIANA ST UNIV (2015)
ISBN 10: 0807161284 ISBN 13: 9780807161289
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro LOUISIANA ST UNIV, 2015. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780807161289

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,85
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Plater, David D.
ISBN 10: 0807161284 ISBN 13: 9780807161289
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2015. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria KB-9780807161289

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,85
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,42
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

David D Plater
Editore: Louisiana State University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0807161284 ISBN 13: 9780807161289
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Louisiana State University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1833, Edward G. W. and Frances Parke Butler moved to their newly constructed plantation house, Dunboyne, on the banks of the Mississippi River near the village of Bayou Goula. Their experiences at Dunboyne over the next forty years demonstrated the transformations that many land-owning southerners faced in the nineteenth century, from the evolution of agricultural practices and commerce, to the destruction wrought by the Civil War and the transition from slave to free labor, and finally to the social, political, and economic upheavals of Reconstruction. In this comprehensive biography of the Butlers, David D. Plater explores the remarkable lives of a Louisiana family during one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.Born in Tennessee to a celebrated veteran of the American Revolution, Edward Butler pursued a military career under the mentorship of his guardian, Andrew Jackson, and, during a posting in Washington, D.C., met and married a grand-niece of George Washington, Frances Parke Lewis. In 1831, he resigned his commission and relocated Frances and their young son to Iberville Parish, where the couple began a sugar cane plantation. As their land holdings grew, they amassed more enslaved laborers and improved their social prominence in Louisiana s antebellum society. A staunch opponent of abolition, Butler voted in favor of Louisiana s withdrawal from the Union at the state s Secession Convention. But his actions proved costly when the war cut off agricultural markets and all but destroyed the state s plantation economy, leaving the Butlers in financial ruin. In 1870, with their plantation and finances in disarray, the Butlers sold Dunboyne and resettled in Pass Christian, Mississippi, where they resided in a rental cottage with the financial support of Edward J. Gay, a wealthy Iberville planter and their daughter-in-law s father. After Frances died in 1875, Edward Butler moved in with his son s family in St. Louis, where he remained until his death in 1888. Based on voluminous primary source material, The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana offers an intimate picture of a wealthy nineteenth-century family and the turmoil they faced as a system based on the enslavement of others unraveled. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780807161289

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,04
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

David D Plater
Editore: Louisiana State University Press, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 0807161284 ISBN 13: 9780807161289
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Louisiana State University Press, United States, 2015. Hardback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. In 1833, Edward G. W. and Frances Parke Butler moved to their newly constructed plantation house, Dunboyne, on the banks of the Mississippi River near the village of Bayou Goula. Their experiences at Dunboyne over the next forty years demonstrated the transformations that many land-owning southerners faced in the nineteenth century, from the evolution of agricultural practices and commerce, to the destruction wrought by the Civil War and the transition from slave to free labor, and finally to the social, political, and economic upheavals of Reconstruction. In this comprehensive biography of the Butlers, David D. Plater explores the remarkable lives of a Louisiana family during one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.Born in Tennessee to a celebrated veteran of the American Revolution, Edward Butler pursued a military career under the mentorship of his guardian, Andrew Jackson, and, during a posting in Washington, D.C., met and married a grand-niece of George Washington, Frances Parke Lewis. In 1831, he resigned his commission and relocated Frances and their young son to Iberville Parish, where the couple began a sugar cane plantation. As their land holdings grew, they amassed more enslaved laborers and improved their social prominence in Louisiana s antebellum society. A staunch opponent of abolition, Butler voted in favor of Louisiana s withdrawal from the Union at the state s Secession Convention. But his actions proved costly when the war cut off agricultural markets and all but destroyed the state s plantation economy, leaving the Butlers in financial ruin. In 1870, with their plantation and finances in disarray, the Butlers sold Dunboyne and resettled in Pass Christian, Mississippi, where they resided in a rental cottage with the financial support of Edward J. Gay, a wealthy Iberville planter and their daughter-in-law s father. After Frances died in 1875, Edward Butler moved in with his son s family in St. Louis, where he remained until his death in 1888. Based on voluminous primary source material, The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana offers an intimate picture of a wealthy nineteenth-century family and the turmoil they faced as a system based on the enslavement of others unraveled. Codice libro della libreria AAS9780807161289

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 24,19
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Plater, David D.
Editore: Louisiana State University Pre (2015)
ISBN 10: 0807161284 ISBN 13: 9780807161289
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 12
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Louisiana State University Pre, 2015. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 0807161284

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 22,56
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,56
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Plater, David D.
Editore: Louisiana State University Press
ISBN 10: 0807161284 ISBN 13: 9780807161289
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
Vital Products COM LLC
(southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Louisiana State University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0807161284. Codice libro della libreria Z0807161284ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,18
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Plater, David D.
Editore: Louisiana State University Press
ISBN 10: 0807161284 ISBN 13: 9780807161289
Nuovi Rilegato Quantità: 1
Da
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Louisiana State University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0807161284. Codice libro della libreria Z0807161284ZN

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 25,18
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro