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The History of Belle Meade: Mansion, Plantation and Stud (Paperback)
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The History of Belle Meade: Mansion, Plantation and Stud (Paperback)

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Paperback 383 Pages / Published: 31/03/1994
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Ridley Wills traces the history of Belle Meade from a log cabin alongside a buffalo trail to one of the South's grand plantations and horse nurseries to its demise and eventual development into Nashville's premier residential community. In the process, he provides a fully documented account of the origins and evolution of the plantation, its grand mansion, and its Thoroughbred breeding farm. Along the way, he tells the story of the Harding and Jackson families, who carved Belle Meade from a wilderness and brought it to international fame both for its excellence in horse breeding and for its hospitality in the Southern tradition. On the small scale of human events, Wills focuses on the details of farming practices, the expansions and renovations of the mansion, the education and personalities of children, and the problems of daily living in the midst of war. On the large scale of nineteenth-century American history, Belle Meade becomes a viewing point for the comings and goings of people and events so easily described as historical - Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston, Generals Johnston and Grant, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the visits and deaths of presidents. Weaving together family and regional history, Wills provides his reader with the most substantial account ever written of the land, people, buildings, and Thoroughbreds that for a century made Belle Meade the "Queen of Tennessee plantations."

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 9780826512451
Number of pages: 383
Weight: 649 g
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 25 mm


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[The author] preserves for all time a picture of plantation life . . . that will make history come alive for generations to come.
--John M. Jones, Publisher, The Greenville (TN) Sun

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