The hammonds of redcliffe bleser kathryn and calhoun lemon distinguished professor of history carol 9781570032219 books amazonca. Drawing on four generations of family correspondence reflecting the hopes fears desires frustrations and failures of an american family touched by personal scandal this book presents the saga of the hammonds of redcliffe from before the civil war to after the new deal. Selected letters 1855 1938 from and to the hammonds of redcliffe on the south carolina bank of the savannah river a correspondence which carries one southern family from antebellum eminence to depression egg purveying to historic preservation singly the letters are unremarkable8212except for the experiences of two of the hammond women plantation founder james henry 1807 . Set in redcliffe the plantation home of the hammonds this sweeping collection of letters many of them by women recaptures a way of life that is gone forever as it provides fascinating insights into the reactions of the participants to disaster on the battlefield and on the homefront and into the agony of an eminent plantation family that had to adjust as best it could to a new social order . The hammonds of redcliffe by bleser carol k rothrock publication date 1981 topics hammond family hammond james henry 1807 1864 hammond family hammond family hammond james henry 1807 1864 families slaveholders famous persons history south carolina beech island hammond family to ca 1940 correspondence diaries etc publisher new york oxford university press collection
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