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The Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, 1739-1762

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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 intriguing details ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published March 1st 1997 by University of South Carolina Press
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Deborah
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I found this book so interesting and can't stop thinking about Eliza Pinckney and her 18th-century world! Her accomplishments as a young woman managing her father's colonial Charleston-area plantations and cultivating and experimenting with indigo (dye) are amazing! Because I am a docent at Wilto
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Elizabeth Rose
Aug 06, 2016 Elizabeth Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I heartily enjoyed this audiobook. Originally, I sought it out as a resource for Rifles in the South Field, my in-progress historical novel. Far from being a dry historical figure, however, the Eliza I met through Victoria Botkin's narration and her own letters was a witty, generous, wise, and devout Christian woman. I admire her strong spirit, her discipline, and her humble submission to God's will. The historical details were very helpful; hearing from Eliza herself about her daily routine, th ...more
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A fascinating woman. I want to be like her when I grow up.
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Dec 27, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it
It's glimpse into southern aristocracy (on one level), an enterprising young woman who takes on running a plantation in her father's absence. However, it is literally a documentation of her interactions with absent family, friends and others. It isn't a story in the sense that we think of, not her life or how she ran her business. It's simply a collection of letters to different people.

I'm finding the language "different" - something to work through because of irregularities in spelling in gramm
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Jul 21, 2015 Avrie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A lovely and refreshing glimpse into the life of one of America's founding mothers, Eliza Pinckney's letters reveal a remarkable woman of faith. Her work, both for her family and for her country, is an inspiration to me in how I want to leave a legacy.
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A very inspiring and convicting read on the life of a true Proverbs 31 woman.
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