The Family of Sukey Lewis in the Plantation South
Working from a cache of newly discovered diaries and letters from 1793 to 1866, Palmer presents the story of five generations of an American family. As each generation featured moves further west, the men write of the challenge of bringing crops to fruition and the women write of the sorrows of the early deaths of their children and the strain of being so far from family. Yet, despite their struggles, a spirit of fun and hope pervade their writings.
ISBN: 978-0-9760489-2-3. Published by The Sherman Preservation League Press; 2008.