Our Whole Country; Or, the Past and Present of the United States, Historical and Descriptive Volume 1

Our Whole Country; Or, the Past and Present of the United States, Historical and Descriptive Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...beZildes, the pleasant, permanent abode, summer and winter, of a considera le popu tion. The y season begins at Christmas, which is celebrated hereabouts with much of the o d poetic interest, culminates in February, and by the end of March is over and gone. After it, in April and Ma., come the most attractive out-of-door days, when all nature is decked in the full, fresh drapery of summer--the greenest of leaves and the brightest of flowers. Loving and accustomed to e uestrian exercise, the ladies have enough of pleasant and profitable outdoor li e; while their large households furnish am le employment, even without the generally great cares of hospitality. lt is much t e custom, at least on the smaller plantations, for the mistress to char e herself with the labors and responsibility of supplying the wants of the blaclis as well as the whites of the family, providing them with their rations of food and their stock of clothing, and ministering to them in hours of sickness; so that, on the whole, one way or another, black and white together, a Southern matron has no necessity, and but little opportunity, to be an idle woman. The gentlemen are equally well provided with occupation in the care of their plantations, the entertainment of their nests, and with studies in the library and sports in the field. The swam are ful of deer, which beguile them to the chase, and the eopled waters tempt t em to wander forth with hook and line. The p anter's mansion is not an edifice of extraordinary architectural pretension, even in its best estate. The superior houses are usually two-story frame buildings, with piazzas double in front and single in the rear, the outer parts of the latter often inclosed so as to form small store or sleeping apartments....show more

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  • Paperback | 826 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 42mm | 1,447g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236522362
  • 9781236522368