Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nonfiction Review - Haunted Plantations of the South by Richard Southall

Hey y’all, 

Today I’m reviewing a non-fiction history book, Haunted Plantations of the South by Richard Southall. 

Summary from Netgalley: When you hears the word "plantations," most people think of grand homes with pillars and sweeping staircases. These houses of grandeur were located all through the South in the days before the Civil War, and there are some that still resonate with the loveliness they had in their heyday. These majestic homes have a long history, and some of those who lived in these homes remain today. The ghosts of soldiers, slaves, and the elite family who lived in the plantation homes still wander the halls. 
Richard Southall explores gorgeous plantation homes and those that are abandoned and in decay to present a colorful history of the ghosts that linger there.
More after the jump!

Review: This was a well-researched book on an interesting topic, however for such a haunting book cover I really expected a little more creepiness and some images of the plantations or else the people mentioned in the book. Instead it is more of a dispassionate, academic feel to everything. Don't get me wrong, it was still a very interesting read but it was not exactly what I was expecting. However, I would recommend it to Civil War or supernatural scholars. 

Rating: 3/5 Stars 

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