Dwelling Place: A Plantation Epic

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Yale University Press
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6.15 X 9.25 X 1.6 inches | 1.52 pounds

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About the Author

Erskine Clarke is professor of American religious history, Columbia Theological Seminary.

"In this masterful composite biography, Erskine Clarke-an uncommonly gifted historian-portrays a broad swath of southern history. It is a work of both consummate scholarship and great literary flair. It is long, but one doesn't want it to end. I absolutely loved reading this book."-John Boles, Rice University
"This is a work of grand sweep and great power. In a form that reads like a novel, Erskine Clarke tells the stories of four generations of wealthy white planters and their slaves and the extraordinarily complex ways in which these two communities interacted. It is a multigenerational tale of black and white, told in a grand narrative style."-Dan T. Carter, University of South Carolina -- Dan T. Carter
"Erskine Clarke's narrative of more than three generations of interlocking
and enslaving familes in Liberty County, Georgia, is epic in its scope and
mastery. With extensively detailed research and evocatively restrained
writing, "A Dwelling Place" is one of the best books ever on what it meant
in day-to-day terms to be slaves and slave masters in the antebellum
South."--Mark Noll, Wheaton College, author of "America's God, from
Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln"