This monograph comprises a review of rice cultivation and land ownership in the Altamaha River delta in coastal Georgia, utilizing as its case study the Butler's Island plantation where, during the antebellum period, over six hundred slaves labored to plant and harvest crops of rice that in some years exceeded one million pounds in production per annum. Much of the book is gleaned from the author's previous writings about coastal Georgia. Chief among these works are Early Days on the Georgia Tidewater: A New Revised Edition (2018), Environmental Influences on Life & Labor in McIntosh County, Georgia (2018) and Sapelo: People and Place on a Georgia Sea Island (2017). The present volume incorporates a review of rice planting methods and techniques, plantation administration, and labor force management from the perspective of its owners, the Butler family of Philadelphia, its resident managers, Roswell King, and his son, Roswell King, Jr., and from that of the enslaved people of Butler's Island themselves as revealed through the writings of, among others, Frances Anne Kemble and her plantation journal compiled during a visit to the Altamaha in the winter of 1839. The story of Butler's Island is carried beyond the Civil War and Emancipation with insights from events in the postbellum period and early twentieth century. The latter portion of the book reviews the other rice plantations in the Altamaha district, with particular emphasis on Hopeton, described in the contemporary literature as "the model plantation of the South," in light of its efficient management by James Hamilton Couper.