Seminar paper based on the Zenas Preston diary.
Diary kept by plantation owner Zenas Preston from 1850-1853. Preston's plantation, Leftwich, was situated on Lake St. Peter in Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and Preston describes frequent trips to Waterproof, Saint Joseph, and Natchez via the steamboats on the Mississippi River. The diary includes details about levees and flooding in the parish, planting concerns, and details about the births, illnesses, and deaths of his slaves.
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