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By R. Douglas Hurt

ISBN-10: 1469620006

ISBN-13: 9781469620008

during this complete background, R. Douglas damage lines the decline and fall of agriculture within the accomplice States of the USA. The spine of the southern economic system, agriculture used to be a resource of strength that southerners believed may make certain their independence. yet, season by way of season and yr through 12 months, damage convincingly exhibits how the disintegration of southern agriculture ended in the decline of the Confederacy's army, fiscal, and political strength. He examines local diversifications within the japanese and Western Confederacy, linking the fates of person plants and varied modes of farming and planting to the broader tale. After a gloomy harvest in overdue 1864, southerners--faced with starvation and privation through the region--ransacked farms within the Shenandoah Valley and pillaged plantations within the Carolinas and the Mississippi Delta, they ultimately discovered that their agricultural strength, and their executive itself, had failed. harm exhibits how this final misplaced harvest had repercussions that lasted way past the top of the Civil War.

Assessing agriculture in its fiscal, political, social, and environmental contexts, harm sheds new mild at the destiny of the Confederacy from the optimism of secession to the truth of collapse.

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