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The Resource Plantation kingdom : the American South and its global commodities, Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, Barbara Hahn

Plantation kingdom : the American South and its global commodities, Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, Barbara Hahn

Label
Plantation kingdom : the American South and its global commodities
Title
Plantation kingdom
Title remainder
the American South and its global commodities
Statement of responsibility
Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, Barbara Hahn
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Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Students need to understand how market demand for certain staple crops created plantations and the slave- and then indentured-labor system, and this book explains it. The third entry in the Cunliffe Series, it examines the cultivation of American tobacco, rice, sugar, and cotton in the context of global economic developments, from the late colonial period through the late nineteenth century. Domestic and foreign demand for these commodities greatly enriched the owners of land and labor (or those who controlled 'free' labor), bringing the grandees prestige and political power. But of course these markets could take away as well as give, so fluctuating demand and over-production often wreaked havoc on the Southern economy--affecting the well-being even of people not directly involved in staple-crop agriculture. So were these crops an advantage or something else? How could even the best of intentions improve race relations when so many whites found themselves caught in the staple-crop net? One lesson this book teaches may be the practical limits on human agency"--
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DLC
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1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Follett, Richard J.
Dewey number
382/.410975
Index
index present
LC call number
HC107.A13
LC item number
F67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Beckert, Sven
  • Coclanis, Peter A.
  • Hahn, Barbara
Series statement
The Marcus Cunliffe lecture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Southern States
  • Plantations
  • Agriculture
  • Tobacco industry
  • Rice trade
  • Sugar trade
  • Cotton trade
  • Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
Label
Plantation kingdom : the American South and its global commodities, Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, Barbara Hahn
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=46958
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Richard Follett -- The road to commodity hell : the rise and fall of the first American rice industry / Peter A. Coclanis -- Cotton and the U.S. South : a short history / Sven beckert -- The rise and fall of American sugar / Richard follett -- Tobacco's commodity route / Barbara hahn -- Conclusion / Richard follett
Control code
ocn924682270
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9781421419398
Lccn
2015026982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025813759
System control number
(OCoLC)924682270
Label
Plantation kingdom : the American South and its global commodities, Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, Barbara Hahn
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=46958
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Richard Follett -- The road to commodity hell : the rise and fall of the first American rice industry / Peter A. Coclanis -- Cotton and the U.S. South : a short history / Sven beckert -- The rise and fall of American sugar / Richard follett -- Tobacco's commodity route / Barbara hahn -- Conclusion / Richard follett
Control code
ocn924682270
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
165 pages
Isbn
9781421419398
Lccn
2015026982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025813759
System control number
(OCoLC)924682270

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