Sotterley: Her People and Their Worlds: Three Hundred Years of a Maryland Plantation

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  • Copyright: 2010-04-15
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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The story of Sotterley plantation in St. Mary's County began shortly after the founding of Maryland and continued over three centuries that saw it rise from humble beginnings, prosper in the age of tobacco and slavery, endure depression, and survive three wars, only to stumble toward ruin until a generous fate brought restoration and renewed relevance for our time. Some who resided there were socially prominent, though most were not. Some were free, others enslaved. Some were white, more were black. Yet they were men and women whose stories have much to tell us about the history of southern Maryland and a maturing Chesapeake society.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. IX
Past as Preludep. 1
Founding a Tidewater Tobacco Plantationp. 3
Prosperity and Expansionp. 9
Success in Colonial Marylandp. 15
A Revolutionary Patriotp. 21
Elizabeth Rousby Platerp. 27
Master Craftsmanp. 31
An Eighteenth-Century Slave Communityp. 35
Maryland Statesmanp. 39
The New Capitalp. 43
The War of 1812 and the End of the Plater Erap. 47
A Southern Farmerp. 51
The Civil Warp. 57
The Kane Familyp. 63
Rescued from Ruinp. 69
Colonial Revivalp. 75
Trustworthy Managersp. 87
Tenants and Workersp. 93
Creating a Foundation for the Futurep. 101
Sotterley Todayp. 110
Further Readingp. 112
Indexp. 113
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