Wednesday, July 12, 2006

An antebellum plantation household

LeClercq, Anne Sinkler Whaley,1942-
An antebellum plantation household : including the
South Carolina low country receipts and remedies of
Emily Wharton Sinkler
Columbia : University of South Carolina Press, c2006.

At the age of nineteen Emily Wharton married Charles Sinkler and moved eight hundred miles from her Philadelphia home to a cotton plantation in an isolated area in the South Carolina Low Country. In monthly letters to her northern family she recorded keen observations about her adopted home, and in a receipt book she assembled a trusted collection of culinary and medicinal recipes reflecting her ties to both North and South. Together with an extensive biographical and historical introduction by Anne Sinkler Whaley LeClercq, these documents provide a flavorful record of plantation cooking, folk medicine, travel, and social life in the antebellum South.


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