Seas Of Gold Seas Of Cotton

Author: Martha L. Keber
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820323602
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Seas Of Gold Seas Of Cotton from the Author: Martha L. Keber. This detailed biography of a man who flourished in two very different worlds opens a new doorway into the societies of prerevolutionary France and postrevolutionary Georgia. Christophe Poulain DuBignon (1739-1825) was the son of an impoverished Bréton aristocrat. Breaking social convention to engage in trade, he began his long career first as a cabin boy in the navy of the French India Company and later as a sea captain and privateer. After retiring from the sea, DuBignon lived in France as a "bourgeois noble" with income from land, moneylending, and manufacturing. Uprooted by the French Revolution, DuBignon fled to Georgia late in 1790, settling among other refugees from France and the Caribbean. A community long overlooked by historians of the American South, this circle of planters, nobles, and bourgeois was bound together by language, a shared faith, and the émigré experience. On his Jekyll Island slave plantation, DuBignon learned to cultivate cotton. However, he underwrote his new life through investments on both sides of the Atlantic, extending his business ties to Charleston, Liverpool, and Nantes. None of his ventures, Martha L. Keber notes, compelled DuBignon to dwell long on the inconsistencies between his entrepreneurial drive and his noble heritage. His worldview always remained aristocratic, patriarchal, and conservative. DuBignon's passage of eighty-six years took him from a tradition-bound Europe to the entrepôts of the Indian Ocean to the plantation culture of a Georgia barrier island. Wherever he went, commerce was the constant. Based on Keber's exhaustive research in European, African, and American archives, Seas of Gold, Seas of Cotton portrays a resilient nobleman so well schooled in the principles of the marketplace that he prospered in the Old World and the New.

The Eighteenth Century

Author: Jim Springer Borck
Publisher: AMS Press
ISBN: 9780404622305
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The Eighteenth Century from the Author: Jim Springer Borck.

Program Of The Annual Meeting

Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting
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Program Of The Annual Meeting from the Author: Organization of American Historians. Meeting.

Sapelo Voices

Author: Cornelia Bailey
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Sapelo Voices from the Author: Cornelia Bailey.

America History And Life

Author: American Bibliographical Center
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America History And Life from the Author: American Bibliographical Center. Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.

The Jekyll Island Cottage Colony

Author: June Hall McCash
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820319285
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The Jekyll Island Cottage Colony from the Author: June Hall McCash. During the Gilded Age, Jekyll Island, Georgia, was one of the most exclusive resort destinations in the United States. Owned by the most elite and inaccessible social club in America, a group whose members included Rockefellers, Pulitzers, Vanderbilts, Goulds, and Morgans, this quiet refuge in the Golden Isles was the perfect winter getaway for the wealthy new industrial class of the snowbound North. In this delightful book, a companion volume to The Jekyll Island Club: Southern Haven for America's Millionaires, June Hall McCash focuses on the social club's members and the "cottages" they built near the clubhouse between 1888 and 1928. Illustrated with hundreds of never-before-published photographs from private family collections, The Jekyll Island Cottage Colony tells the stories of each home, the owners' connections with the island, and their interactions with one another. While quite grand by today's standards, these homes were relatively simple in design, built to enhance rather than subdue the island's wild beauty. The cottages of Jekyll's "Millionaire's Row" were not nearly as lavish as their Newport counterparts, but typified Victorian resort architecture from New England to Florida, ranging from Queen Anne to shingle to Spanish and Mediterranean styles. After the Jekyll Island Club disbanded following World War II, the state of Georgia acquired the island to ensure its conservation. Once threatened by years of neglect and disrepair, the elegant clubhouse has been converted to a hotel, and many of the gracious cottages have been restored to their original condition. The Jekyll Island Cottage Colony is a fascinating guide to a unique treasure of architectural history, as well as a personal look at golden days gone by.

The Gullah People And Their African Heritage

Author: William S. Pollitzer
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820320540
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The Gullah People And Their African Heritage from the Author: William S. Pollitzer. Describes the origins and way of life of the Gullahs of South Carolina and Georgia, details the skills and customs they brought with them from Africa, and discusses the threats to their survival as a distinctive culture