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Lost Plantation: The Rise And Fall Of Seven Oaks
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ Pr of Mississippi
Publication date August 1, 2005
Pages 188
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781578067633
ISBN-10 1578067634
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $37.00
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Along the fertile banks of the Mississippi River across from New Orleans, planter Camille Zeringue transformed a mediocre colonial plantation into a thriving gem of antebellum sugar production, complete with a quintessential Greek-revival columned mansion known as Seven Oaks. Under the moss strewn oaks, the privileged master nurtured his own family, but enslaved many others. Excelling at agriculture, business, an ambitious canal enterprise, and local politics, Zeringue ascended to the very pinnacle of southern society. But his empire soon came crashing down. After the ravages of the Civil War and a nasty battle with a railroad company the family eventually lost the great estate. Seven Oaks ultimately ended up in the hands of distant railroad executives whose only desire was to rid themselves of this heap of history. Lost Plantation: The Rise and Fall of Seven Oaks tells both of Zeringue's climb to the top, and of his legacy's eventual ruin.

Preservationists and community members abhorred the railroad's indifferent attitude, as the question of the plantation mansion's ultimate fate fueled years of fiery political battles. These hard fought confrontations ultimately ended in 1977 when the exasperated railroad executives sent bulldozers through the decaying house. By analyzing one failed effort, the story of Louisiana's Lost Plantation provides insight into the complex workings of American historical preservation efforts as a whole, while illustrating how southerners deal with their multifaceted past, often simultaneously honorable and shameful.

The rise and fall of Seven Oaks is much more than just a local tragedy - it is a glaring example of how any community can be robbed of its history. Now, as parishes around New Orleans recognize the great aesthetic and monetary value of restoring plantation homes and attracting tourism, Jefferson Parish mourns a manor lost.

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Hardcover
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from Univ Pr of Mississippi (August 1, 2005)
9781578067633 | details & prices | 188 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $37.00
About: Along the fertile banks of the Mississippi River across from New Orleans, planter Camille Zeringue transformed a mediocre colonial plantation into a thriving gem of antebellum sugar production, complete with a quintessential Greek-revival columned mansion known as Seven Oaks.
Paperback
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from Univ Pr of Mississippi (January 1, 2006)
9781578069002 | details & prices | 192 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Along the fertile banks of the Mississippi River across from New Orleans, planter Camille Zeringue transformed a mediocre colonial plantation into a thriving gem of antebellum sugar production, complete with a columned mansion known as Seven Oaks.
Miscellaneous
from Univ Pr of Mississippi (January 25, 2006)
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