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Southern Optimism

R. Douglas Hurt

in Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620008
eISBN:
9781469620022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620008.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the optimism of farmers and planters in the Confederacy amid the possibilities of war and disunion. As the fateful year of 1861 began, many southerners worried about the ... More


Last Things

R. Douglas Hurt

in Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620008
eISBN:
9781469620022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620008.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the aftermath of the collapse of agriculture in the Confederacy following the end of the Civil War. The winter of 1864–1865 brought despair and the realization that the ... More


Introduction

R. Douglas Hurt

in Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620008
eISBN:
9781469620022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620008.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book examines the decline and fall of agriculture in the Confederacy. On the eve of the Civil War, southerners considered cotton to be king. Below the Mason-Dixon Line, however, “agriculture,” ... More


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