PLANTATION PARADE by Marnett T. Kane

PLANTATION PARADE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Companion piece to his Bayous of Louisiana -- and almost as fascinating. Mr. writes this time of the old days of the great plantations along the Mississippi and of a gracious way of life that has gone leaving memories of its beauties -- and forgetfulness of its shortcomings. Those were the days when the Creole aristocracy reigned -- when Valcour Aime created his Garden of Versailles, when the Romans built Bon Sejour (restored today as Oak Alley); when the Bringers held away at l'Hermitage and La Maison Blanche, and the mistress of False River dared be different. ""Uncle Sam's"" was last of the tradition -- and then the ""Americans"" came -- inter-marriage brought new blood -- the Civil War changed the economic structure -- sugar cane was king... Good regional material.

Publisher: Morrow