Plantations of Virginia
By Jai Williams and Charlene C. Giannetti. ISBN 978-1-4930-2479-7. Copyright 2017. Softcover with 243 pages including index and many color and black and white photographs.
Southern plantations are an endless source of fascination as these palatial homes represent a pivotal time in U.S. history that truly is "gone with the wind." With the Civil War literally exploding all around, many of these homes were occupied either by Confederate or Union troops. Nowhere else in the south were plantations so affected by the nation's bloodiest war than in Virginia. At times, families fled, leaving behind slaves to manage the property. Today, some of the plantations homes have been restored while others are undergoing restoration projects.
In this volume, visit 43 historic homes throughout the Commonwealth including George Washington's Mount Vernon and nearby Woodlawn, Nelly Custis and Lawrence Lewis' home, and Gunston Hall, home to Founding Father George Mason.