New South - New Law: Legal Foundations of Credit and Labor Relations in the Postbellum Agricultural South

New South - New Law: Legal Foundations of Credit and Labor Relations in the Postbellum Agricultural South

by Harold D. Woodman
     
 
'This book breaks important new ground. While everyone has long recognized the crop lien and sharecropping as essential parts of the postwar South, no one has done the sort of careful research displayed here, research that lets us see those critical institutions in the making. It will be must reading for everyone exploring the South after emancipation.' -Edward L.

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'This book breaks important new ground. While everyone has long recognized the crop lien and sharecropping as essential parts of the postwar South, no one has done the sort of careful research displayed here, research that lets us see those critical institutions in the making. It will be must reading for everyone exploring the South after emancipation.' -Edward L. Ayers, University of Virginia

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Examines the legal and economic strategies adopted by southern landowners to cultivate and profit from their land when the abolition of chattel slavery deprived them of their primary form of wealth and credit. Woodman (history, Purdue U.) explores the evolution of these strategies and how they affected the landowners, former slaves, merchants, and lenders. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780807119419
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Series:
Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.67(d)

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