Drayton Hall: The Creation and Preservation of an American Icon

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As the most significant eighteenth-century estate assembled in the British American colonies still in existence, Drayton Hall is an icon of American history, design and preservation. Its story is told through archaeological artifacts, architectural research and documentary investigations, with a focus on the inhabitants and their connections to the wider Atlantic world. A multitude of scholars contributed to our understanding of Drayton Hall as the first complete example of Palladian architecture in North America, its placement at the intersection of the European Enlightenment and America's slave society and as a family home where extraordinary events became landmark historic moments. Today, Drayton Hall is valued as the most authentic pre-Revolutionary southern plantation that helps examine the creation of American identity.
ISBN: 9781467140508
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Landmarks
Images: 75
Pages: 96
The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is a privately funded nonprofit organization responsible for the operation and administration of Drayton Hall, a National Trust for Historic Preservation site. The mission of the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is to research, preserve and interpret Drayton Hall, its collections and environs, in order to educate the public and to inspire people to embrace historic preservation.
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