Southern Agriculture During The Civil War Era, 1860-1880

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This is the first book to assess the contribution of Southern agriculture to the Confederate war effort, to describe the damage that agriculture sustained during the war, to analyze the transition from slavery to free labor after the war, and to recount the slow and painful process of rebuilding Southern agriculture by 1880. Synthesizing primary and secondary historical sources, Southern Agriculture During the Civil War Era, 1860-1880 fills a crucial gap in our knowledge about the history of the Civil War and Reconstruction period.

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Filling a temporal gap left by other studies, offers the first book-length study of Agriculture in the US south during the period when the Civil War and Reconstruction transformed labor, marketing, transportation, and agricultural practices more radically than ever before. An introductory chapter reviews the history from colonial times. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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JOHN SOLOMON OTTO teaches at Bowie State University, Bowie, Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations Used in Text Citations
1 The Southern Frontiers and Southern Agriculture (1607-1860) 1
2 The Civil War and Southern Agriculture (1860-1865) 19
3 Political "Reconstruction" and Southern Agriculture (1865-1870) 47
4 Political "Redemption" and Southern Agriculture (1870-1880) 75
5 Southern Agriculture and the Southern Frontiers (1860-1880) 103
Abbreviations Used in References 119
References 123
Index 159
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