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作者 Sarson, Steven
書名 The tobacco-plantation South in the early American Atlantic world [electronic resource] / Steven Sarson
出版項 New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
國際標準書號 9781137116567 (electronic bk.)
1137116560 (electronic bk.)
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (xiv, 258 p.)
系列 The Americas in the early modern Atlantic world
Americas in the early modern Atlantic world
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-246) and index
Introduction: The "Chosen People" : Agrarian Myths and Messier Realities -- Prologue: "The Interest of the County" : Prince George's County Levy Court and Local Politics, Economy, and Society -- "One must differentiate oneself a little" : Planter Gentility, Economy, Dynasty, and Politics -- "I Don't Stand to the Will" : Yeomen Farmers and Smallholders -- "Being allowed the Liberty" : Tenant Farmers and Artisans -- "The torment with the servants" : Wage Workers, Servants, and Slaves -- Epilogue: "Objects of Distress" : The Poor and the Destitute -- Appendix: A Statistical Analysis of Wealth Distribution and Mobility
"Republican" writing and its historians portray the early republic in broadly egalitarian, communalistic, pre-market terms. Yet this book shows that census, tax, probate, land, court, and planters' records reveal vigorous markets and extensive inequality and individualism in Prince George's County, Maryland, and the wider tobacco south. Landownership, for example, was limited to 25 percent of free households by 1820, and the book explores complex relations between planters, yeomen, artisans, tenants, wage-workers, indentured servants, slaves, free blacks, and men and women on a uniquely detailed local level. Yet it also draws on colonial historiography to take (for early national studies) a groundbreaking cis-Atlantic approach, examining the profound impacts on local life of the Revolutionary War, non-intercourse and embargoes, the War of 1812, and the structure of the international tobacco trade
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鏈接 Print version: Sarson, Steven. Tobacco-plantation South in the early American Atlantic world. First edition 9780230111899 (DLC) 2012036611 (OCoLC)812614271
主題 Southern States -- Social conditions -- 18th century
Southern States -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Southern States -- Economic conditions
Tobacco farmers -- Southern States -- History
Tobacco workers -- Southern States -- History
Plantation workers -- Southern States -- History
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History
Social classes -- Southern States -- History
Social conflict -- Southern States -- History
Tobacco industry -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History
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