Agriculture and the Confederacy: Policy, Productivity, and Power in the Civil War South - Civil War America (Paperback)R. Douglas Hurt (author)
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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.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm
A significant contribution to our understanding of both the problems plaguing southern agriculture and the reasons for the Confederacy's defeat.--Journal of Interdisciplinary History
Brilliant analysis. . . . After reading this masterful volume, Civil War scholars will need to reconsider and rewrite the history of the Confederacy--Journal of Southern History
An important addition to the historiography of the Civil War and the Confederacy. . . . A useful book for students of postbellum southern agriculture.---North Carolina Historical Review
An excellent study of an important but generally neglected aspect of the Civil War.-- Journal of American History
A must-read for anyone interested in southern agricultural policy and an important component for a full comprehension of the reasons for Confederate defeat.--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
A tremendous achievement and a must-read for scholars of the Confederacy.--American Nineteenth Century History
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