The manor : three centuries at a slave plantation on Long Island
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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
0374266298 (hardback), 9780374266295 (hardback)
Physical Desc
xiv, 461 pages, [8] pages of plates : genealogical table, illustrations (some col.), maps ; 24 cm
Status
Lawson McGhee Library - Books
974.721 GRIS
1 available
Bearden Branch Library - Books
974.721 GRIS
1 available
McClung Collection - McClung book shelves
974.77 SUFFOLK
1 available

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Lawson McGhee Library - Books974.721 GRISOn Shelf
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Language
English
ISBN
0374266298 (hardback), 9780374266295 (hardback)

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-437) and index.
Description
In 1984, the landscape historian Mac Griswold was rowing along a Long Island creek when she came upon a stately yellow house and a garden guarded by looming boxwoods. She instantly knew that boxwoods that large--twelve feet tall, fifteen feet wide--had to be hundreds of years old. So, as it happened, was the house: Sylvester Manor had been held in the same family for eleven generations. Formerly encompassing all of Shelter Island, a pearl of 8,000 acres caught between the North and South Forks of Long Island, the manor had dwindled to 243 acres. Still, its hidden vault proved to be full of revelations and treasures, including the 1666 charter for the land, and correspondence from Thomas Jefferson. Most notable was the short and steep flight of steps the family had called the "slave staircase, " which would provide clues to the extensive but little-known story of Northern slavery. Alongside a team of archaeologists, Griswold began a dig that would uncover a landscape bursting with stories. Based on years of archival and field research, as well as voyages to Africa, the West Indies, and Europe, "The Manor" is at once an investigation into forgotten lives and a sweeping drama that captures our history in all its richness and suffering.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Griswold, M. K. (2013). The manor: three centuries at a slave plantation on Long Island (First edition.). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Griswold, Mac K. 2013. The Manor: Three Centuries At a Slave Plantation On Long Island. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Griswold, Mac K. The Manor: Three Centuries At a Slave Plantation On Long Island New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Griswold, Mac K. The Manor: Three Centuries At a Slave Plantation On Long Island First edition., Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.

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