During the 1970s, Nancy Rhyne spent time at Hampton Plantation with Sue and hers
sons Will and Prince. Relying on taped interviews from those
conversations, and numerous written and oral sources, Nancy presents in the
pages of this book a colorful account of plantation life along the South Santee
River between the mid 1700s
This is a
fascinating and colorful
account of Sue Alston, the daughter of emancipated slaves who spent her life on
Hampton Plantation the early 1800s.
Covering nearly a century
of history, Nancy lets the voice of Sue Alston takes you on a journey through
the lives of those who called the Hampton mansion home. Join Sue and Nancy as they travel back in time and attend Charleston horse races
with the Middletons' and the Draytons'. Shop for ball gowns along King
Street with the Horry ladies. Listen in on conversations between President
George Washington and Eliza Lucas Pinckney. Follow John Henry Rutledge as
he hunts wild boar in the river delta surrounding Hampton Plantation.
You will think you are right there. You'll swear you can smell the
enticing aromas coming from the outside-the-house kitchen as southern dishes
cook over the open fire. Through this narrative, you will witness life on
Hampton Plantation when it was a virtual "town" to itself.