Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 September 2005

448 Pages | 30 halftones, 1 line illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195189087

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Landon Carter's Uneasy Kingdom

Revolution and Rebellion on a Virginia Plantation

Rhys Isaac

Landon Carter, a Virginia planter, left behind one of the most revealing of all American diaries. In this astonishingly rich biography, Isaac mines this remarkable document--and many other sources--to reconstruct Carter's interior world at the onset of the American Revolution. Indeed, Isaac unfolds not only the life, but also the mental world of our countrymen in a long-distant time. Moreover, in this presentation of Landon Carter's passionate narratives, the diarist becomes an arresting new character in the world's literature. This long-awaited work will be seen both as a major contribution to Revolution history and a triumph of the art of biography.