ISBN-10:
0820334162
ISBN-13:
9780820334165
Pub. Date:
12/01/2009
Publisher:
University of Georgia Press
Pharsalia: An Environmental Biography of a Southern Plantation, 1780-1880

Pharsalia: An Environmental Biography of a Southern Plantation, 1780-1880

by Lynn Nelson, Paul Sutter
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ISBN-13: 9780820334165
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Series: Environmental History and the American South Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

LYNN A. NELSON is an associate professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University.

PAUL S. SUTTER is an associate professor of history at University of Colorado, Boulder. He is the author of Driven Wild: How the Fight against Automobiles Launched the Modern Wilderness Movement.

Table of Contents


List of Maps xi

Foreword, by Paul S. Sutter xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

introduction. The Soils of Old Virginia 1
One Property Lines and Power before Pharsalia, 1738–1796 29
Two Independence and the Birth of Pharsalia, 1796–1830 63
Three Pharsalia’s Ecological Crisis, 1828–1848 109
Four Capitalism and Conservation at Pharsalia, 1848–1862 149
Five The Gentry Family and the Fall of Pharsalia, 1861–1889 190
epilogue. Mourning Pharsalia 223
Notes 233
Bibliography 259
Index 287

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