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Cultivating Knowledge: African Tobacco and Cotton Workers in Colonial British America

Frederick C. Knight

in Working the Diaspora: The Impact of African Labor on the Anglo-American World, 1650-1850

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748183
eISBN:
9780814749128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748183.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines cash crop production, particularly of cotton and tobacco. Though most closely associated with the antebellum South, cotton took root in colonial Virginia, South Carolina, ... More


Ariel's Ecology: Plantations, Personhood, and Colonialism in the American Tropics

Monique Allewaert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677276
eISBN:
9781452947747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677276.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

What happens if we abandon the assumption that a person is a discrete, world-making agent who acts on and creates place? This, this book contends, is precisely what occurred on eighteenth-century ... More


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