The Structure of the cotton economy of the antebellum South.
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Published by Agricultural History Society in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Southern States

Subjects:

  • Agriculture -- Southern States -- Addresses, essays, lectures,
  • Southern States -- Economic conditions -- Addresses, essays, lectures

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesAgricultural history.
StatementEdited by William N. Parker.
ContributionsParker, William Nelson, ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHC107.A13 S84
The Physical Object
Pagination169 p.
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5076861M
LC Control Number74118999

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The Political Economy of Slavery. Studies in the Economy and Society of the Slave South. New York: Pantheon, Parker, William, ed. The Structure of the Cotton Econony of the Antebellum South. Washington, D. C.: The Agricultural History Society, Wright, Gavin. The Political Economy of . In the antebellum era—that is, in the years before the Civil War—American planters in the South continued to grow Chesapeake tobacco and Carolina rice as they had in the colonial era. Cotton, however, emerged as the antebellum South’s major commercial crop, eclipsing tobacco, rice, and sugar in economic importance. By , the region was producing two-thirds of the world’s cotton. The economy of the Antebellum era was separated according to North and South. The economy of the North was characterized by industrialization, while the South was characterized by the "Cotton Kingdom". During this time period, the Northern economy was becoming more and more industrialized starting at the turn of the century. Twentieth-century romantic portrayals of the antebellum South, such as Margaret Mitchell’s novel Gone with the Wind () and the film adaptation, mostly ignored the role of yeomen. The major challenge to the view of planter dominance came from historian Frank Lawrence Owsley’s book, Plain Folk of the Old South ().

The antebellum South was an especially male-dominated society. Far more than in the North, southern men, particularly wealthy planters, were patriarchs and sovereigns of their own household. Among the white members of the household, labor and daily ritual conformed to rigid gender delineations. Men represented their household in the larger. The Structure of the Cotton Economy of the Antebellum South. Edited by William N. Parker. Washington, D. C.: The Agricultural History Society, Pp. $ The Cotton Economy in the South. Sources. The Cotton Boom. While the pace of industrialization picked up in the North in the s, the agricultural economy of the slave South grew, if anything, more entrenched. In the decade before the Civil War cotton prices rose more than 50 percent, to cents a pound. Booming cotton prices stimulated. Books shelved as antebellum-south: Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, The House Girl by Tara Conklin, The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom, Gone with the Win.

The antebellum South was an especially male-dominated society. Far more than in the North, southern men, particularly wealthy planters, were patriarchs and sovereigns of their own household. Among the white members of the household, labor and daily ritual conformed to rigid gender delineations. The plantation-era South saw large expansions in agriculture while manufacturing growth remained relatively slow. The southern economy was characterized by a low level of capital accumulation (largely labor-based) and a shortage of liquid capital, which, when aggravated by the need to concentrate on a few staples, the pervasive anti-industrial, and anti-urban ideology, and the reduction of. Books shelved as antebellum: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, The House Girl by Tara Conklin, Beloved by Toni Morrison, The Adventures of Huckleb. Learn antebellum economy with free interactive flashcards. Choose from 35 different sets of antebellum economy flashcards on Quizlet.