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The Resource Bridging deep south rivers : the life and legend of Horace King, John S. Lupold and Thomas L. French, Jr

Bridging deep south rivers : the life and legend of Horace King, John S. Lupold and Thomas L. French, Jr

Label
Bridging deep south rivers : the life and legend of Horace King
Title
Bridging deep south rivers
Title remainder
the life and legend of Horace King
Statement of responsibility
John S. Lupold and Thomas L. French, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Horace King (1807-1885) built covered bridges over every large river in Georgia, Alabama, and eastern Mississippi. That King, who began life as a slave in Cheraw, South Carolina, received no formal training makes his story all the more remarkable. This is the first major biography of the gifted architect and engineer who used his skills to transcend the limits of slavery and segregation and become a successful entrepreneur and builder."
  • "As a slave and then as a freedman, King built bridges, courthouses, warehouses, factories, and houses in the three-state area. The authors separate legend from facts as they carefully document King's life in the Chattahoochee Valley on the Georgia-Alabama border. We learn about King's freedom from slavery in 1846, his reluctant support of the Confederacy, and his two terms in Alabama's Reconstruction legislature. In addition, the biography reveals King's relationship with his fellow (white) contractors and investors, especially John Godwin, his master and business partner, and Robert Jemison Jr., the Alabama entrepreneur and legislator who helped secure King's freedom
  • The story does not end with Horace, however, because he passed his skills on to his three sons, who also became prominent builders and businessmen."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lupold, John S.
Dewey number
  • 328.761/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.K49
LC item number
L87 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • French, Thomas L
  • Historic Chattahoochee Commission
  • Troup County Historical Society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American engineers
  • Civil engineers
  • Bridges
  • African American legislators
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • King, Horace
  • King, Horace
Label
Bridging deep south rivers : the life and legend of Horace King, John S. Lupold and Thomas L. French, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Troup County Historical Society."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pee Dee origins -- Ithiel town's bridge -- The missing years and other mysteries -- Boom town on the Chattahoochee -- To throw a bridge across the Chattahoochee -- Family ties -- "Honest" John Godwin and Horace -- Robert Jemison Jr. and Horace -- Freedom -- Horace's own bridge -- The reluctant confederate -- Economic reconstruction -- A nominal republican -- The kings in LaGrange -- The king legacy -- The legend of Horace King
Control code
54079952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780820326269
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004001271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Bridging deep south rivers : the life and legend of Horace King, John S. Lupold and Thomas L. French, Jr
Publication
Note
"Published in cooperation with the Historic Chattahoochee Commission and the Troup County Historical Society."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pee Dee origins -- Ithiel town's bridge -- The missing years and other mysteries -- Boom town on the Chattahoochee -- To throw a bridge across the Chattahoochee -- Family ties -- "Honest" John Godwin and Horace -- Robert Jemison Jr. and Horace -- Freedom -- Horace's own bridge -- The reluctant confederate -- Economic reconstruction -- A nominal republican -- The kings in LaGrange -- The king legacy -- The legend of Horace King
Control code
54079952
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 335 pages
Isbn
9780820326269
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004001271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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