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Rice Planter and Sportsman The Recollections of J. Motte Alston, 1821-1909

by Childs, Arney R
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Issue: Winter 2000
ISBN: 1570033161

Elegiac and defensive in tone, Alston's "picture of a planter's life in the low country" defends slavery and secession while undertaking a literary retracing of those "joyful or weary steps that mark the milestones in a man's long pilgrimage."

review of Rice Planter and Sportsman The Recollections of J. Motte Alston, 1821-1909, by Childs, Arney R, Civil War Book Review, (Winter 2000).