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    DescriptionHorace King (1807-1885) built covered bridges over every large river in the Gulf South from Georgia through Alabama to eastern Mississippi. That King, who began life as a slave in Cheraw, South Carolina, received no formal training makes his story all the more remarkable. This is the first major biography of the gifted architect and engineer who used his skills to transcend the limits of slavery and segregation and become a successful entrepreneur and builder. John S. Lupold and Thomas L. French Jr. add considerably to our knowledge of a man whose accomplishments demand wider recognition. As a slave and then as a freedman, King built bridges, courthouses, warehouses, factories, and houses in the three-state area. The authors separate legend from facts as they carefully document King's life in the Chattahoochee Valley on the Georgia-Alabama border. We learn about King's freedom from slavery in 1846, his reluctant support of the Confederacy, and his two terms in the Alabama Reconstruction legislature. In addition, the biography reveals King's relationship with his fellow (white) contractors and investors, especially John Godwin, his master and business partner, and Robert Jemison Jr.

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    Bridging Deep South Rivers
    The Life and Legend of Horace King
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John S. Lupold, By (author) Thomas L. French
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    ISBN 13: 9780820326269
    ISBN 10: 0820326267

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: TNC
    BISAC V2.8: ARC011000
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SOUTH
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16860
    BISAC V2.8: BIO002000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BIO001000
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    BISAC V2.8: ARC005000, BIO006000
    LC classification: E185.97.K4
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    BISAC V2.8: SOC001000
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    DC22: 328.761/092
    LC classification: E185.97.K49 L87 2004
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, TNC
    Illustrations note
    b&w photographs, 8 maps, 5 figures
    University of Georgia Press
    Imprint name
    University of Georgia Press
    Publication date
    31 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John S. Lupold is a professor of history at Columbus State University. Thomas L. French Jr., a surveyor and landscape architect based in Columbus, Georgia, is the foremost authority on Georgia's covered bridges.
    Review quote
    "Extensive and meticulous research . . . Lupold and French have illuminated the Deep South of the mid-nineteenth century, its technology, economy, and sociology, and introduced us to one of its exemplary citizens."--"Journal of American History"