The Resource Agriculture and the Confederacy : policy, productivity, and power in the Civil War South, R. Douglas Hurt, (electronic resource)

Agriculture and the Confederacy : policy, productivity, and power in the Civil War South, R. Douglas Hurt, (electronic resource)

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Agriculture and the Confederacy : policy, productivity, and power in the Civil War South
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Agriculture and the Confederacy
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policy, productivity, and power in the Civil War South
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R. Douglas Hurt
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eng
Summary
In this comprehensive history, R. Douglas Hurt traces the decline and fall of agriculture in the Confederate States of America. The backbone of the southern economy, agriculture was a source of power that southerners believed would ensure their independence. But, season by season and year by year, Hurt convincingly shows how the disintegration of southern agriculture led to the decline of the Confederacy's military, economic, and political power. He examines regional variations in the Eastern and Western Confederacy, linking the fates of individual crops and different modes of farming and planting to the wider story. After a dismal harvest in late 1864, southerners--faced with hunger and privation throughout the region--ransacked farms in the Shenandoah Valley and pillaged plantations in the Carolinas and the Mississippi Delta, they finally realized that their agricultural power, and their government itself, had failed. Hurt shows how this ultimate lost harvest had repercussions that lasted well beyond the end of the Civil War.Assessing agriculture in its economic, political, social, and environmental contexts, Hurt sheds new light on the fate of the Confederacy from the optimism of secession to the reality of collapse
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Midwest
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Hurt, R. Douglas
Dewey number
338.10975
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Civil War America
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  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Electronic books
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
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adult
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Agriculture and the Confederacy : policy, productivity, and power in the Civil War South, R. Douglas Hurt, (electronic resource)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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9781469620015
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11711355
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MWT11711355
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Agriculture and the Confederacy : policy, productivity, and power in the Civil War South, R. Douglas Hurt, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469620015
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11711355
Publisher number
MWT11711355
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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