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History of agriculture in the southern United States to 1860,

Author: L C Gray; Esther Katherine Thompson
Publisher: New York, P. Smith, 1941.
Series: Carnegie Institution of Washington publication, 430.
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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L C Gray; Esther Katherine Thompson
OCLC Number: 349127
Notes: Half title: Contributions to American economic history ... [7].
Paged continuously.
Description: 2 volumes illustrations (maps) diagrams 26 cm.
Contents: V.1. Agricultural beginnings and geographic expansion. Agriculture before the coming of the English --
Beginnings and development of agriculture in Virginia and Maryland --
Beginnings of agriculture in the Carolinas --
Agriculture in the lower Mississippi valley and gulf coastal plain in the eighteenth century --
Further agricultural expansion in the colonial period --
Agricultural industries in the colonial period. Pioneer stages of economic activity: the Indian trade, herding, and naval stores and lumbering --
Grain crops --
Minor crops and general crop husbandry --
Livestock husbandry --
Growth of the colonial tobacco industry and conditions of production and exportation --
Colonial tobacco in the foreign market --
The tobacco industry: price fluctuations and variations in prosperity --
Rice and indigo --
Institutional development in the colonial period. Genesis of the plantation system as an agency for colonial expansion of capitalism --
Early evolution of the plantation system: transition from corporate to individual initiative --
Development of the labor bases of the colonial plantation system --
Colonial land system --
Credit and marketing --
Economic evolution in the South. General tendencies in economic evolution --
Economic efficiency and competitive advantages of negro slavery under the plantation system --
Economic types and social classes: the whites --
Economic types and social classes: the blacks --
Extent and character of plantation organization in the post colonial period --
Organization and management of slave labor. V.2. Development of national economy. Agricultural conditions during the revolutionary period --
Agricultural readjustment, 1783-1795 --
Post colonial land policy and tenure --
Changes in the supply of slave labor --
Agricultural industries and husbandry in the post colonial period. Beginnings of the cotton industry, 1785-1814 --
Short-staple cotton, 1815-1860 --
Minor staples in the post colonial period: rice, sea-island cotton, and sugar --
The tobacco industry, 1795-1860 --
Technical progress of crop husbandry in the post colonial period --
General farm crops --
Livestock husbandry in the post colonial period --
Geographic expansion and regional development. Transmontane expansion of general farming --
Expansion of the plantation system on the basis of cotton, 1815-1860 --
Agriculture in the wake of expansion --
Attempted readjustment of Southern economic life.
Series Title: Carnegie Institution of Washington publication, 430.
Responsibility: by Lewis Cecil Gray, assisted by Esther Katherine Thompson, with an introductory note by Henry Charles Taylor ...

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