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Sitterson, J. Carlyle (Joseph Carlyle) 1911-1995

Overview
Works: 60 works in 98 publications in 3 languages and 1,633 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: S643, 338.17361
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Sugar country : the cane sugar industry in the South, 1753-1950 by J. Carlyle Sitterson( Book )

19 editions published between 1953 and 1992 in English and Multiple languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secession movement in North Carolina by J. Carlyle Sitterson( Book )

3 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Southern history by J. Carlyle Sitterson( Book )

7 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of the reconversion policies of the War Production Board, April 1943 to January 1945 by J. Carlyle Sitterson( Book )

3 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aircraft production policies under the National Defense Advisory Commission and Office of Production Management, May 1940 to December 1941 by J. Carlyle Sitterson( Book )

3 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on calcareous manures by Edmund Ruffin( Book )

9 editions published in 1961 in English and German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication in 1832 of An Essay on Calcareous Manures initiated an era of agricultural reform in the ante-bellum South. By 1850 Edmund Ruffin, seconded by John Taylor of Carolina, had effected a transformation of the economy of the upper South from poverty to agricultural prosperity. The essay's importance is not only regional, for in its four editions it presented Ruffin's theories to farmers who were facing the same problems of soil exhaustion in other parts of America. This small book, with its uncompromisingly descriptive title, is a landmark in the history of soil chemistry in the United States. Ruffin read widely in the literature, mainly European, of agricultural chemistry, and in the 1820's he experimented with ways to make planting pay on his own tidewater Virginia lands. On the basis of his own research and frustrating experience as a farmer, he maintained that the capacity, of soil for enrichment by plant and animal manure is only relative to the original fertility of the soil. In other words, organic manures can only restore earth to what it was prior to cultivation. If land originally lacked the mineral ingredients essential to fertility, it would yield sparingly as long as the minerals were absent. Ruffin found that uncultivated land in his part of Virginia lacked calcium carbonate, and that most of this same poor soil contained vegetable acid, the cause of its sterility. His solution was to plow in calcareous manure that is, earth containing calcium carbonate thus neutralizing the acid. When Ruffin first had his slaves dig up marl from one of the beds of fossilized shells that underlie much of coastal Virginia, and directed them to apply it to a test patch of his land, which was then planted with corn, he increased his yield by 40 per cent. This amazingly successful experiment led to others, and became what a contemporary of Ruffin called "the first systematic attempt wherein a plain, practical, unpretending farmer ... has undertaken to examine into the real composition of the soils which he possesses and has to cultivate."
The Transition from slave to free economy on the William J. Minor plantations by J. Carlyle Sitterson( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intellectual : creator and critic by J. Carlyle Sitterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The automotive industry in war production, May 1940 to December 1943 by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired labor on sugar plantations of the ante-bellum South by J. Carlyle Sitterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reconversion activities of the War Production Board, [January 1943 to June 1944 by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industry and Labor Advisory Committees [May 1940 to April 1944 by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1944 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Letter] April 1, 1966, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to members of the faculty by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill( )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Suger country by J. Carlyle Sitterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Studies in Southern History. Edited by J. Carlyle Sitterson. (In memory of Albert Ray Newsome by his former students.) by J. Carlyle Sitterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The economic and social development of Lenoir County by J. Carlyle Sitterson( )

1 edition published in 1929 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The McCollams : a planter family of the old and new South by J. Carlyle Sitterson( Book )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The secession movement in North Carolina, 1847-1861 by J. Carlyle Sitterson( )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Sitterson, J. Carlyle

Sitterson, Joseph Carlyle 1911-

Sitterson, Joseph Carlyle Sitterson 1911-

Sitterson, Lyle 1911-1995

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