Jefferson College and the Creole Planter Class of South Louisiana

Educating the Son's of Sugar

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  • The education of individual planter classes- cotton, tobacco, sugar- is rarely treated in works of southern history. Of the existing literature, higher education is typically relegated to a footnote, providing only brief glimpses into a complex instructional regime responsive to wealthy planters. R. Eric Platt's Educating the Sons of Sugar allows for a greater focus on the mindset of French Creole sugar planters and provides a comprehensive record and analysis of a private college supported by planter wealth.