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Author Miles, Tiya, 1970-
Title The house on Diamond Hill : a Cherokee plantation story / Tiya Miles.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2010.

Author Miles, Tiya, 1970-
Subject Chief Vann House (Spring Place, Ga.)
Vann, James, 1765 or 1766-1809.
Cherokee Indians -- Georgia -- History.
Plantations -- Georgia -- Spring Place -- History.
Plantation life -- Georgia -- Spring Place.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 315 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Housewarming: A Prologue; This Old House: An Introduction; Chapter 1. This Soul-House Built of Mud; Chapter 2. House-Raising; Chapter 3. The Big House/The Slave Quarter; Chapter 4. A House Divided; Chapter 5. House of Prayer; Chapter 6. In My Father's House Are Many Mansions; Bleak House: An Epilogue; Open House: A Conclusion; Acknowledgments; Appendix 1: Research Process, Methods, and Findings; Appendix 2: Black Slaves and Free Blacks on the Vann Plantation, Compiled by Julia Autry and William Chase Parker, Chief Vann House State Historic Site.
Summary At the turn of the nineteenth century, James Vann, a Cherokee chief and entrepreneur, established Diamond Hill, the most famous plantation in the southeastern Cherokee Nation. In this first full-length study to reconstruct the history of the plantation, Tiya Miles tells the story of Diamond Hill's founding, its flourishing, its takeover by white land-lottery winners on the eve of the Cherokee Removal, its decay, and its renovation in the 1950s. Vividly written and extensively researched, this history illuminates gender, class, and cross-racial relationships on the southern frontier.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed February 2, 2021).
ISBN 9780807868126 (electronic bk.)
0807868124 (electronic bk.)
9781469604343 (electronic bk.)
1469604345 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 676696387
Additional Format Print version: Miles, Tiya, 1970- House on Diamond Hill. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2010 9780807834183 (DLC) 2009052891 (OCoLC)495475390

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