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Productivity Growth and the Regional Dynamics of Antebellum Southern Development

Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode

in Economic Evolution and Revolution in Historical Time

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771856
eISBN:
9780804777629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771856.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter discusses the geographical expansion of cotton cultivation in the antebellum South. It describes the interregional differences in production and productivity growth and the extent of the ... More


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


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


on the cotton frontier

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the cotton frontier in the lower Ocmulgee River in southern Georgia during the 1860s and the role played by white plain folk in the growth of cotton production in the region. ... More


The Labor of Capitalism: Industrial Revolution and the Transformation of the Global Cotton-Growing Countryside

Sven Beckert

in Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038174
eISBN:
9780252095979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038174.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter begins by discussing the concept transnational labor history and the challenge it poses to labor historians. It then examines the worldwide crisis of cotton production touched off by the ... More


Western Troubles

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/9781469620008.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the problems faced by farmers and planters in the Western Confederacy at the height of the Civil War. In the Western Confederacy, many farmers and planters greeted the year ... More


Melting Fields of Snow

David Pedersen

in American Value: Migrants, Money, and Meaning in El Salvador and the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226653396
eISBN:
9780226922775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922775.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter begins with the accounts of two authors, Francisco Gavidia and Manlio Argueta, who provided two dominant perspectives of El Salvador at the end of the 1970s. In particular, it explores ... More


Teso Society through the Twentieth Century

Ben Jones

in Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635184
eISBN:
9780748652990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635184.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter discusses the history of the Teso region and shows that the marginal nature of things in the present was a departure from the past. Teso's significance as a cotton-producing region in ... More


The Formation and Emergence of the Peasant Question

in The Power of Representation: Publics, Peasants, and Islam in Egypt

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758888
eISBN:
9780804769808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758888.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines various historical events that occurred in the nineteenth century and their consequences for Egypt over the course of the next century. It focuses on developments such as the ... More


Emergence: Peasants, Politics, and Patrons: Rural Social Movements in Formosa (1970s–2000s)

Pablo Lapegna

in Soybeans and Power: Genetically Modified Crops, Environmental Politics, and Social Movements in Argentina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190215132
eISBN:
9780190215170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215132.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 2 zooms in on the province of Formosa, in the north of Argentina, to reconstruct the history of peasant organizations (particularly the Peasant Leagues), the local impacts of ... More


Security and Settlements

Robert V. Haynes

in The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier 1795–1817

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125770
eISBN:
9780813135434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125770.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the need to improve communication with remote areas, such as the Natchez District and St. Stephens. The Congress designated a number of post roads and the establishment of post ... More


Slaveholders and Slaves, State's Rights and Revolution

Shearer Davis Bowman

in At the Precipice: Americans North and South during the Secession Crisis

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833926
eISBN:
9781469606248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895672_bowman.5
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on Mississippi and how one historian has described it as “the most southern of southern states—a prototype where is mixed all the peculiar forces and tensions that have made the ... More


Epilogue | Losing the Peace

Mark V. Wetherington

in Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This Epilogue examines how Georgia's white plain folk responded to the Republicanism and New South industrialization that emerged after the Civil War in the context of Confederate defeat and ... More


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