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Landon Carter's uneasy kingdom : revolution and rebellion on a Virginia plantation, Rhys Isaac

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Landon Carter's uneasy kingdom : revolution and rebellion on a Virginia plantation
Title
Landon Carter's uneasy kingdom
Title remainder
revolution and rebellion on a Virginia plantation
Statement of responsibility
Rhys Isaac
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Landon Carter, a Virginia planter patriarch, left behind one of the most revealing of all American diaries. In this astonishingly rich biography, Rhys Isaac mines this remarkable document--and many other sources--to reconstruct Carter's interior world as it plunged into revolution. The aging patriarch, though a fierce supporter of American liberty, was deeply troubled by the rebellion and its threat to established order. His diary, originally a record of plantation business, began to fill with angry stories of revolt in his own little kingdom. Carter writes at white heat, his words sputtering from his pen as he documents the terrible rupture that the Revolution meant to him. Indeed, Carter felt in his heart he was chronicling a world in decline, the passing of the order that his revered father had bequeathed to him. Not only had Landon's king betrayed his subjects, but Landon's own household betrayed him: his son showed insolent defiance, his daughter Judith eloped with a forbidden suitor, all of his slaves conspired constantly, and eight of them made an armed exodus to freedom. The seismic upheaval he helped to start had crumbled the foundations of Carter's own home. Like Laurel Ulrich in her classic A Midwife's Tale, Rhys Isaac here unfolds not just the life, but the mental world of our countrymen in a long-distant time. Moreover, in this presentation of Landon Carter's passionate narratives, the diarist becomes an arresting new character in the world's literature, a figure of Shakespearean proportions, the Lear of his own tragic kingdom. This long-awaited work will be seen both as a major contribution to Revolution history and a triumph of the art of biography. In this long-awaited work, Isaac mines the diary of a Revolutionary War-era Virginia planter--and many other sources--to reconstruct his interior world as it plunged into turmoil
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isaac, Rhys
Dewey number
  • 975.5/2302/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F229.C32
LC item number
I83 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Carter, Landon
  • Carter, Landon
  • Sabine Hall (Richmond County, Va.)
  • Carter, Landon
  • Sabine Hall (Richmond County, Va.)
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Carter
  • Carter, Landon (Landwirt)
  • Carter, Landon
  • Plantation owners
  • Gentry
  • Plantation life
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • United States
  • Gentry
  • Manners and customs
  • Plantation life
  • Plantation owners
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Plantation life
  • United States, Virginia
  • Amerikaanse Vrijheidsoorlog
  • Plantages
  • Plantage
  • Soziale Situation
  • Rebellion
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Plantation owners
  • Gentry
  • Plantation life
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • United States
Label
Landon Carter's uneasy kingdom : revolution and rebellion on a Virginia plantation, Rhys Isaac
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Argument -- First words -- Dramatis personae: Carters and the Beales -- Sabine Hall--1770s staff of the dual household -- Revolution in house and home: Morning of revolution -- Egypt of this exodus -- "All for love" -- Enlightenment calm: Plantation pastoral -- Landon's library -- Plantation medial science -- Politics, war, and rebellion: Landon, legislator -- Rebellions begin -- Troubled old regime: Master and slaves -- Duties betrayed -- Contests at home -- King Lear into the storm: Primal rebellions -- Landon and Nassaw -- Toward death
Control code
ocm53284882
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 423 pages
Isbn
9780195189087
Lccn
2003021863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53284882
  • (OCoLC)53284882
Label
Landon Carter's uneasy kingdom : revolution and rebellion on a Virginia plantation, Rhys Isaac
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Argument -- First words -- Dramatis personae: Carters and the Beales -- Sabine Hall--1770s staff of the dual household -- Revolution in house and home: Morning of revolution -- Egypt of this exodus -- "All for love" -- Enlightenment calm: Plantation pastoral -- Landon's library -- Plantation medial science -- Politics, war, and rebellion: Landon, legislator -- Rebellions begin -- Troubled old regime: Master and slaves -- Duties betrayed -- Contests at home -- King Lear into the storm: Primal rebellions -- Landon and Nassaw -- Toward death
Control code
ocm53284882
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 423 pages
Isbn
9780195189087
Lccn
2003021863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53284882
  • (OCoLC)53284882

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