Southern Plantations: The South’s Grandest Homes, was published on Nov. 20 by Shire Publications Ltd. of Oxford, England.

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Lattimore’s latest book focuses on southern plantations

Published 9:14am Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Initial printing of 25,000 copies

Stories of the South’s most historic and significant plantations are the subject of a new book to be released by author and historian, Robin S. Lattimore.

The book, Southern Plantations: The South’s Grandest Homes, was published on Nov. 20, by Shire Publications, Ltd. of Oxford, England, and will be distributed in the United States by Random House Inc.

The book features more than 40 homes built during the 18th and 19th centuries in southern states from Virginia to Louisiana. Special emphasis is placed on the architectural style of each house and on the agricultural system of cash crop development that made plantation homes possible.

The book includes dozens of photographs including vintage images gleaned from the collections of the Library of Congress and the National Archives in Washington, D.C. 

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