Includes bibliographical references (170-181) and index.
Petit desert -- The Zeringues and their plantation -- The Zeringue plantation and its grounds -- Life and agricultural production on the Zeringue plantation -- The plantation and the Civil War -- The railroad ruckus -- Pablo Sala and Columbia gardens -- A new war, a new family -- The mansion begins to fade -- Save Seven Oaks -- Life among the ruins -- Future of the past -- Appendix I : chronological chain of title and timeline of major events -- Appendix II : slaves owned by Camille Zeringue -- Appendix III : comparative data of the largest slaveholders in Jefferson Parish -- Appendix IV : brief historical sketch of Zeringue family in Louisiana.
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