The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave Trade by Jim JordanThe Slave-Trader's Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave Trade by Jim Jordan

The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave…

byJim Jordan

Hardcover | January 15, 2018

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In 1858 Savannah businessman Charles Lamar organized the shipment of hundreds of Africans to Jekyll Island, Georgia. This book presents his ?Slave-Trader’s Letter-Book.? These seventy long-lost letters shed light on the lead-up to the Civil War from the remarkable perspective of a troubled, and troubling, figure.
Jim Jordan is an author and historian living in South Carolina. He is the author of the novels Savannah Grey: A Tale of Antebellum Georgia and Penny Savannah: A Tale of Civil War in Georgia.
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Title:The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave…Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.25 × 6.32 × 1.12 inPublished:January 15, 2018Publisher:University of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820351962

ISBN - 13:9780820351964

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This intriguing and educational book is in two parts. The first, a thorough and well-researched biography of one of antebellum Georgia’s most famous scoundrels; the second, a professionally edited and annotated printing of Charles Augustus Lafayette Lamar’s long-lost and recently rediscovered letter-book. Both parts are well worth the read by scholars and the general public. Charles Lamar was the instigator of the infamous voyage of the Wanderer. He was a hero to southern secessionists and a criminal to northern abolitionists. That makes this book important to all those interested in the antebellum and Civil War history of Georgia. - Lawrence S. Rowland - coeditor of The Civil War in South Carolina