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Author Griswold, Mac K.

Title The manor : three centuries at a slave plantation on Long Island / Mac Griswold.

Publication Info. New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  974.721 GRI    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 461 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The discovery -- Living with the Indians -- Amsterdam -- The other island: Barbados -- Nathaniel's middle passage -- Before the whirlwind -- The world turns upside down -- Time of longing -- Where they lived -- How they lived -- In the ground -- "Oppression upon the mind" -- Quaker martyrs, Quaker peace -- "A Duchman in his hartt" -- "Children of the founders" -- Illusion and reality -- The doors -- Family and slavery -- Summer colony -- Ladies of the manor.
Summary "... biography of a uniquely American place that has endured through wars great and small, through fortunes won and lost, through histories bright and sinister—and of the family that has lived there since its founding as a New England slave plantation three and a half centuries ago"--From publisher description.
Subject Slavery -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- History.
Plantations -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- History.
Plantation life -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- History.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
Plantation owners -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Biography.
Sylvester Manor Plantation Site (N.Y.)
Shelter Island (N.Y.) -- History.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- History.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Biography.
ISBN 9780374266295
0374266298
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