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The great plantation; a profile of Berkeley Hundred and plantation Virginia from Jamestown to Appomattox.

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History & affectionate nostalgia

by Designguru on Jun 11, 2010

Dowdey, one of the foremost historians of the South in his day, recounts the story of a great plantation and a great family: Berkeley Hundred and the Harrisons.There is drama and excitement, solid achievement and sad destruction in this immensely readable account, which builds toward its climax with the signing of the Declaration of Independence by Benjamin Harrison V, who represented the high-water mark of both the family and society which had a habit of producing superior men (among them, later, two presidents) and which grew from local importance to national significance.

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