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Author Matrana, Marc R.

Title Lost plantation : the rise and fall of Seven Oaks / Marc R. Matrana
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 188 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Jefferson historical series ; v. 16
Jefferson historical series ; v. 16
Contents Petit desert -- The Zeringues and their plantation -- The Zeringue plantation and its grounds -- Life and agricultural production on the Zeringue plantation -- The plantation and the Civil War -- The railroad ruckus -- Pablo Sala and Columbia gardens -- A new war, a new family -- The mansion begins to fade -- Save Seven Oaks -- Life among the ruins -- Future of the past -- Appendix I : chronological chain of title and timeline of major events -- Appendix II : slaves owned by Camille Zeringue -- Appendix III : comparative data of the largest slaveholders in Jefferson Parish -- Appendix IV : brief historical sketch of Zeringue family in Louisiana
Summary 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. 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 rai
Notes Originally published: 2005
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-181) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Zeringue, Camille -- Family.
Zeringue, Camille.
Businessmen -- Louisiana -- Biography.
Plantation owners -- Louisiana -- Biography.
Slaveholders -- Louisiana -- Biography.
Plantation life -- Louisiana -- Westwego -- History -- 19th century.
Seven Oaks (La.)
Westwego (La.) -- Biography.
Westwego (La.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1604736399 (electronic bk.)
9781604736397 (electronic bk.)