The Resource Agriculture and slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie, R. Douglas Hurt

Agriculture and slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie, R. Douglas Hurt

Label
Agriculture and slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie
Title
Agriculture and slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie
Statement of responsibility
R. Douglas Hurt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although Missouri has strong cultural ties to the Upper South and major economic links to the Deep South, most historians have focused their agricultural studies on states other than Missouri. In Agriculture and Slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie, Douglas Hurt provides the first systematic study of agriculture and rural life in one of the most vital sections of Missouri prior to the Civil War."--BOOK JACKET. "This seven-county area along the Missouri River known as Little Dixie was the most important hemp-, tobacco-, and live-stock-producing region of the state, as well as a major slaveholding area. The people who settled Little Dixie had emigrated primarily from Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee. They brought southern culture with them and adapted it to their new environment economically, socially, and politically."--BOOK JACKET. "Although the settlers began as subsistence farmers, unlimited opportunities and access by river to New Orleans and St. Louis made commercial farming possible almost immediately. Hurt provides the reader with a broad discussion of land acquisition, settlement, and town development in the region. He surveys the major agricultural endeavors of the southerners who settled there, considering technological change, agricultural organization, breed improvement, and transportation. Hurt also traces the development of rural life, emphasizing the importance of religion, education, and mercantile activities."--BOOK JACKET. "Slavery permeated all aspects of society in Little Dixie. Hurt discusses the acquisition and sale of slaves, their management, and the political protection of slavery, and he relates the significance of slavery in Little Dixie to the Deep South. One of his most important findings concerns the extensive trade of slave children in Little Dixie. Farmers and planters, driven by the struggle for profit, supported both slavery and the Union. Consequently, political division in the state mirrored the national debate over slavery but also showed the uniqueness of Missouri, both geographically and culturally."--BOOK JACKET. "This book will prove useful for anyone interested in American agricultural history, the economic and social history of the Upper South, and Missouri. Agriculture and Slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie provides a much-needed overview of the region's past."--BOOK JACKET
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Hurt, R. Douglas
Dewey number
306.3/62/09778
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Agriculture
Label
Agriculture and slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie, R. Douglas Hurt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-326) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Hemp Industry
  • 6.
  • Commercial Livestock Raising
  • 7.
  • Agricultural Improvements
  • 8.
  • Rural Life
  • 9.
  • Farmers and Slaves
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Slave Management and Control
  • 11.
  • The Political Protection of Slavery
  • 12.
  • Aftermath
  • The Boon's Lick Country
  • 2.
  • Land Fever
  • 3.
  • Canaan
  • 4.
  • The Tobacco Planters
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 334 p.
Isbn
9780826208545
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92017668
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM25915265
  • CARL025915265
Label
Agriculture and slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie, R. Douglas Hurt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-326) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The Hemp Industry
  • 6.
  • Commercial Livestock Raising
  • 7.
  • Agricultural Improvements
  • 8.
  • Rural Life
  • 9.
  • Farmers and Slaves
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Slave Management and Control
  • 11.
  • The Political Protection of Slavery
  • 12.
  • Aftermath
  • The Boon's Lick Country
  • 2.
  • Land Fever
  • 3.
  • Canaan
  • 4.
  • The Tobacco Planters
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 334 p.
Isbn
9780826208545
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92017668
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM25915265
  • CARL025915265

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