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作者 Follett, Richard J., 1968- author
書名 Plantation kingdom : the American South and its global commodities / Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, Barbara Hahn
出版項 Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
國際標準書號 9781421419398 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
9781421419404 (paperback : alkaline paper)
1421419394 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
1421419408 (paperback : alkaline paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 傅斯年圖書館西文圖書區  HC107.A13 F667 2016    在架上    30530001290063
 人文社會聯圖  HC107.A13 F67 2016    在架上    30660020186552
說明 165 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
系列 The Marcus Cunliffe lecture series
Marcus Cunliffe lecture series
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-149) and index
Introduction / Richard Follett -- The road to commodity hell : the rise and fall of the first American rice industry / Peter A. Coclanis -- Cotton and the US South : a short history / Sven beckert -- The rise and fall of American sugar / Richard follett -- Tobacco's commodity route / Barbara hahn -- Conclusion / Richard follett
"Students need to understand how market demand for certain staple crops created plantations and the slave- and then indentured-labor system, and this book explains it. The third entry in the Cunliffe Series, it examines the cultivation of American tobacco, rice, sugar, and cotton in the context of global economic developments, from the late colonial period through the late nineteenth century. Domestic and foreign demand for these commodities greatly enriched the owners of land and labor (or those who controlled 'free' labor), bringing the grandees prestige and political power. But of course these markets could take away as well as give, so fluctuating demand and over-production often wreaked havoc on the Southern economy--affecting the well-being even of people not directly involved in staple-crop agriculture. So were these crops an advantage or something else? How could even the best of intentions improve race relations when so many whites found themselves caught in the staple-crop net? One lesson this book teaches may be the practical limits on human agency"-- Provided by publisher
主題 Plantations -- Economic aspects -- Southern States -- History
Agriculture -- Economic aspects -- Southern States -- History
Tobacco industry -- Southern States -- History
Rice trade -- Southern States -- History
Sugar trade -- Southern States -- History
Cotton trade -- Southern States -- History
Slavery -- Economic aspects -- Southern States -- History
African Americans -- Southern States -- Economic conditions
Slaves -- United States -- Social conditions
Southern States -- Economic conditions
Alt Author Beckert, Sven, author
Coclanis, Peter A., 1952- author
Hahn, Barbara, 1967- author
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