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Unredeemed land : an environmental history of Civil War and emancipation in the cotton South

Author: Erin Stewart Mauldin
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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"How did the Civil War and the emancipation of the South's four million slaves reconfigure the natural landscape and the farming economy dependent upon it? An important reconsideration of the Civil War's role in southern history, Unredeemed Land uncovers the environmental constraints that shaped the rural South's transition to capitalism during the late nineteenth century. Dixie's 'King Cotton' required extensive  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mauldin, Erin Stewart.
Unredeemed land.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018012959
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Stewart Mauldin
ISBN: 9780190865184 0190865180
OCLC Number: 1029087950
Description: 1 online resource (x, 244 pages)
Contents: Deferring Crisis --
Revealing Vulnerabilities --
Intensifying Production --
Accelerating Change --
Facing Limits.
Responsibility: Erin Stewart Mauldin.

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Unredeemed Land examines the ways the Civil War and the emancipation of the slaves reconfigured the South's natural landscape, revealing the environmental constraints that shaped the rural South's  Read more...

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Mauldin should be applauded for the amount of primary research she did. By utilizing a number of letters and journals, she provides a human element to the story of economic and environmental change. Read more...

 
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