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The Southern Frontiers, 1607-1860: The Agricultural Evolution of the Colonial and Antebellum South
     

The Southern Frontiers, 1607-1860: The Agricultural Evolution of the Colonial and Antebellum South

by John Otto
 

Although many specialized studies have dealt with the colonial and antebellum American South, very little attention has been paid to the Southern agricultural frontiers before 1860. This study focuses on agriculture, the primary economic activity and the single most important factor in shaping the South's colonial and antebellum frontiers. After examining the

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Although many specialized studies have dealt with the colonial and antebellum American South, very little attention has been paid to the Southern agricultural frontiers before 1860. This study focuses on agriculture, the primary economic activity and the single most important factor in shaping the South's colonial and antebellum frontiers. After examining the agricultural economy on the Southern seaboard during colonial times, Otto explains the economic and environmental forces that led to the expansion of upland and lowland agriculturalists across the trans-Appalachian South during the antebellum period.

Although many specialized studies have dealt with the colonial and antebellum American South, very little attention has been paid to the Southern agricultural frontiers before 1860. This study focuses on agriculture, the primary economic activity and the single most important factor in shaping the South's colonial and antebellum frontiers. After examining the agricultural economy on the Southern seaboard during colonial times, Otto explains the economic and environmental forces that led to the expansion of upland and lowland agriculturalists across the trans-Appalachian South during the antebellum period. Synthesizing sources drawn from history, geography, anthropology, and folklife, Otto has added an important new dimension to our knowledge of the American South. This book is an appropriate resource for courses or studies in Southern and American history, historical geography, folklife, anthropology, and agricultural history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313260926
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/04/1989
Series:
Contributions in American History Series , #13
Pages:
194
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1240L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

JOHN SOLOMON OTTO is Research Associate, International Center for Development Policy, Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 1975. Otto is the author of over 50 articles and the book Cannon's Point Plantation, 1794-1860.

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