Dynasty on the Duck   

photoWelcome to the seat of U.S. political and economic power in the mid-1800s. The wealth in this area was comparable to modern oil dynasties, generated by a combination of deep, near-perfect soil, abundant land, and slave labor. The ability to own slaves was crucial to economic growth (and, therefore political power) and to sustaining this way of life. The invaluable historic homes and churches that still stand here illustrate what life was like in the country's most powerful political and economic circles, whose members included Andrew Jackson and his ally James K. Polk, the country's first non-eastern presidents.

 

Resource links: 
Rattle and Snap Plantation
General Roger Hulinsky
TNGenWeb Project
Absolute Astronomy.com

old tennessee

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