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"Uniformly well-researched, well-written, and well-organized, these essays intelligently connect the Old South's foremost commodities to the world market and suggest similarities and differences between the crops and their rise and fall."

"A concise presentation of some of the best recent scholarship in agricultural history...Environmental historians will find the book useful as an introduction to southern agricultural history, exploring the economic, political, and environmental factors that influenced plantation agriculture."

"Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities will serve nicely in advanced undergraduate or graduate courses as an introduction to plantation commodities; the economic history of the South; and, more broadly, case studies in the history of plantation economies."

"... useful..."

"Readers who are interested in the history of southern slavery and the southern economy will find these four essays interesting. But Plantation Kingdom will also be of great interest to any scholar or student who wants to understand the roots of the world in which we live today."

"Alongside recognition of the southern plantation as a key element of modern capitalism comes the imperative to understand its environmental history as part of a global phenomenon, and Plantation Kingdom is well situated to inspire and facilitate this line of analysis for years to com"

Plantation Kingdom
The American South and Its Global Commodities
Publication Date: 1 Apr 2016
Status: Available
Usually ships 2-3 business days after receipt of order.
Trim Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 176 pages
Illustrations: 1 b&w illus
ISBN: 9781421419404