Cover

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pp. 1-1

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-7

Contents

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pp. 8-9

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Preface to the 2010 Edition

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pp. ix-xi

The small Georgia coastal town of Darien epitomized the industrial post-Civil War "New South" long before Henry W. Grady, progressive editor of the Atlanta Constitution, popularized the term in the 1880s. Darien actually knew no Reconstruction travails, at least economically, relative to the rest of the devastated South after the war. Instead, it experienced...

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Editor's Introduction: The Darien World of John Girardeau Legare

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pp. 1-24

The old rice aristocracy of tidewater Georgia and South Carolina died in the ashes of civil war. The great rice plantations which prospered on the engines of huge labor forces of slaves, enormous outlays of capital and the ingenuity and resourcefulness of a handful of planters had represented the greatest concentration of wealth the antebellum South had ever seen...

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John Girardeau Legare's Journal

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pp. 25-112

I, John Girardeau Legare, believing that an account of the events that have transpired during my lifetime will be of interest to my children and perhaps to others also; I will try to write of them and recount them as they are remembered by me. I have kept a diary for many years in a somewhat imperfect manner. In 1892 I wrote up these memoranda in diary form. But my diary having...

Notes

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pp. 113-150

Index

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pp. 151-156