Lemon Swamp and Other Places: A Carolina Memoir

Lemon Swamp and Other Places: A Carolina Memoir

by Mamie Garvin Fields, Karen E. Fields

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Overview

Mamie Garvin Fields was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1888. Though black, her family was gifted and she grew up not among house servants or sharecroppers but among artisans and professionals.

In LEMON SWAMP, she looks back on this all-but-forgotten community of friends and family, and on the wider social landscape of the segregationist South of her youth.

"LEMON SWAMP is wonderful. I think anyone interested in Southern history, black history, Charleston, or the struggles of women in society will find it thoroughly engaging." --Ernest Hollings, U.S. Senator

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780029105504
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 03/01/1985
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 791,627
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

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