Orig. pub. Savannah 1947. Reprinted 1972, 1983. Print on Demand Edition 2009. (xxxix), 475, XVIII pp., new intro, index, maps. Item #43
Originally written as a series of monographs on outstanding Chatham County plantations, this work turned out to be, under the sponsorship of the WPA and the Georgia Historical Society, a complete history of the great plantations of the area around Savannah. Plantations discussed are: Causton's Bluff, Deptford, Brewton Hill, Mulberry Grove, Richmond Oakgrove, Drakies, Colerain, Whitehall, Rae's Hall, Brampton, Hermitage, and Royal Vale. The land involved is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean, on the north by the Savannah River, and on the south and west by the Ogeechee River. This is a reprint of the 1947 edition to which has been added as an introductory essay, "Plantation Development in Chatham County," from the December 1938 issue of The Georgia Historical Quarterly. Reviewers have cited this volume as having a "usefulness which extends to students of the plantation system in general and to historians of the whole southern region."