Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
A History of Transportation in the Eastern Cotton Belt to 1860 (Paperback)
  • A History of Transportation in the Eastern Cotton Belt to 1860 (Paperback)
zoom

A History of Transportation in the Eastern Cotton Belt to 1860 (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction)
£17.95
Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 30/01/2011
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
A History of Transportation in the Eastern Cotton Belt to 1860 (1908) was Southern historian Ulrich Bonnell Phillips's first major monograph and has stood for over a century as one of the principal studies of transportation in the antebellum South. In this work Phillips (1877-1934) used a detailed exploration of the development of the railroad systems in Georgia and South Carolina to probe the structure, accomplishments, and limitations of the antebellum southern economy.

If railroads represented an outstanding accomplishment of the South, Phillips argued, the railroads also demonstrated the limits of the antebellum economy. Although railroads were essential to the South's livelihood, the technological revolution did not transform the region or liberate it from the the cotton- and slave-based economy that Phillips believed stunted its growth. Phillips asserted that slavery ""locked up"" capital, which could not then be released for other types of development. Therefore he saw southern railroads chiefly as an improvement in carrying staple goods to the coast-- a traditional economic system--rather than dynamically contributing to the region's evolution and diversification.

This Southern Classics edition includes a new introduction by Aaron W. Marrs that chronicles the circumstances surrounding Phillips's writing of this book and illustrates how contemporary historians continue to debate the social and economic issues Phillips raised.

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570039652
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 599 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm

You may also be interested in...

The London Underground
Added to basket
Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?
Added to basket
Underground, Overground
Added to basket
St Pancras Station
Added to basket
Railway Architecture
Added to basket
British Rail
Added to basket
£17.99
Paperback
On The Slow Train
Added to basket
West Midlands Railways Through Time
Added to basket
The Flying Scotsman
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Essex Dialect
Added to basket
£3.99
Paperback
Yorkshire Dialect
Added to basket
The Flying Scotsman Story
Added to basket
Eleven Minutes Late
Added to basket
The Train Book
Added to basket
DK
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
The Train Driver's Manual
Added to basket
Trains
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.