The pursuit of a dream

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Oxford University Press, 1981 - History - 290 pages
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Tells the stories of Jefferson Davis' brother Joseph, who tried to establish a model slave plantation, and Benjamin Montgomery, the slave, who became manager, and later, owner of that plantation, and whose family set up several utopian communities

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

Life is stranger and more interesting than fiction. This excellent account brings to life the ups and downs of a Mississippi plantation, first owned by the twenty years older brother of Jefferson ... Read full review

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Fascinating study of a "Black Utpoia" in Mississippi during and after the Civil War. Well written and enjoyable as well as educational. Read full review

Contents

An Antebellum Experiment
3
The Chaos of War
37
The Problem of Reconstruction
61
Copyright

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