The Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, 1739–1762

The Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, 1739–1762

Pinckney, Elise

One of the most distinguished women of colonial America, Eliza Lucas Pinckney pioneered large-scale cultivation of indigo in South Carolina, managed her father's extensive plantation holdings, and raised two sons—Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and Thomas Pinckney—who would become celebrated patriots of the new nation. Pinckney's lively letters reveal insightful details about an eventful life, including her myriad interests, changing politics, innovative ideas about slave education, voracious reading habits, and unusually happy marriage. Substantial footnotes and a newly revised introduction complement Pinckney's delightful correspondence.



Elise Pinckney

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