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Unredeemed Land

Author : Erin Stewart Mauldin
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"How did the Civil War and the emancipation of the South's four million slaves reconfigure the natural landscape and the farming economy dependent upon it? An important reconsideration of the Civil War's role in southern history, Unredeemed Land uncovers the environmental constraints that shaped the rural South's transition to capitalism during the late nineteenth century. Dixie's 'King Cotton' required extensive land use techniques, fresh soil, and slave-based agriculture in order to remain profitable. But wartime destruction and the rise of the contract labor system closed off those possibilities and necessitated increasingly intensive cultivation in ways that worked against the environment. The resulting disconnect between farmers' use of the land and what the natural environment could support went hand-in-hand with the economic dislocation of freedpeople, poor farmers, and sharecroppers. Drawing on extensive archival and governmental sources as well as scholarship in the natural sciences, Erin Mauldin demonstrates how the Civil War and emancipation accelerated ongoing ecological change in ways that hastened the postbellum collapse of the region's subsistence economy, encouraged the expansion of cotton production, and ultimately kept cotton farmers trapped in a cycle of debt and tenancy. The first environmental history to bridge the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods, this work will appeal to anyone who is interested in the landscape of the South or the legacies of the Civil War"--

Agriculture and the Confederacy

Author : R. Douglas Hurt
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In this comprehensive history, R. Douglas Hurt traces the decline and fall of agriculture in the Confederate States of America. The backbone of the southern economy, agriculture was a source of power that southerners believed would ensure their independence. But, season by season and year by year, Hurt convincingly shows how the disintegration of southern agriculture led to the decline of the Confederacy's military, economic, and political power. He examines regional variations in the Eastern and Western Confederacy, linking the fates of individual crops and different modes of farming and planting to the wider story. After a dismal harvest in late 1864, southerners--faced with hunger and privation throughout the region--ransacked farms in the Shenandoah Valley and pillaged plantations in the Carolinas and the Mississippi Delta, they finally realized that their agricultural power, and their government itself, had failed. Hurt shows how this ultimate lost harvest had repercussions that lasted well beyond the end of the Civil War. Assessing agriculture in its economic, political, social, and environmental contexts, Hurt sheds new light on the fate of the Confederacy from the optimism of secession to the reality of collapse.

Agriculture and Economic Development in Louisiana

Author : Thomas A. Becnel
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Traces Louisiana's economic evolution and concentrates on the period between statehood, 1812, and 1995.

Annual Report of the Ohio State Board of Agriculture

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The Confederate Constitution of the Swiss Republic

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Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
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The Cradle of the Confederacy

Author : Joseph Hodgson
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Rebel Storehouse

Author : Robert A. Taylor
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Brings to light an overlooked aspect of Florida's importance to the Confederacy. Florida's role in the Civil War has long been overlooked or discounted by students of the conflict. Despite its isolation and the lack of important land battles, the state made a contribution to the Confederate war effort far out of proportion to its small population. After seceding from the Union in 1861, Florida joined the Confederacy with a reputation, born in the 1850s, as an area of great agricultural potential for the newly created country. Rebel leaders quickly came to regard Florida as an abundant source of foodstuffs. The state became a major supplier of salt, beef, pork, and corn both for the rebel forces and for many civilians. Cattle in particular were driven northward in large numbers, providing rations for Confederate troops from Chattanooga to Charleston. Unfortunately, however, senior officials in the field and in Richmond often held unrealistic expectations about the volume of supplies Floridians could actually deliver. These same authorities for the most part also failed adequately to defend this crucial food source, a factor that may have accelerated the Confederacy's ultimate disintegration.

England the United States and the Southern Confederacy

Author : Fitzwilliam Sargent
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Southern Cultivator

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Confederate Military History

Author : Clement Anselm Evans
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England the United States and the Southern Confederacy Second edition revised and amended

Author : Fitzwilliam SARGENT
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The Plough the Loom and the Anvil

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The American Farmer s Magazine

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the rise and fall of the confederate government

Author : jefferson davis
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Catalogue of the Public Documents of the Congress and of All Departments of the Government of the United States for the Period from to

Author : United States. Superintendent of Documents
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Appletons Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events

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Agriculture and the Civil War

Author : Paul Wallace Gates
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"The author evaluates the agricultural potential of the North and the South and compares the problems and achievements of farmers of the two sections throughout the struggle."--Jacket.

Appletons Annual Cyclop dia and Register of Important Events

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