Review by Professor Mary Carroll Johansen Published in Journal

Mary Carroll, PhD, Professor of History, had a review titled “Digitizing Dolley, and Eliza and Harriott Pinckney,” published in the Journal of the Early Republic, Vol. 35, No. 4 (Winter 2015).

Dr. Johansen reviewed annotated collections that included letters, financial documents, and journals of Harriott Pinckney Horry, the only daughter of Eliza Pinckney. Eliza Pinckney of North Carolina is credited with having first successfully grown indigo, which became a major cash crop for NC, in the mainland colonies. She had become the manager of her father’s plantations when she was 17, after he was appointed governor of Antigua; she also oversaw the educations of her younger siblings, because her mother was an invalid. Her two sons were important political leaders, Charles and Thomas Pinckney, and George Washington insisted on being a pall bearer at her funeral.


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