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Published: 29 November 2018

256 Pages | 17 hts


ISBN: 9780190865177

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Unredeemed Land

An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South

Erin Stewart Mauldin

  • Argues that ecological shifts precipitated by the Civil War shaped the economic and agricultural choices of postwar southerners.
  • Draws on primary source material from large slave-owning planters and landlords, small farmers, soldiers, and ex-slaves.
  • Reinterprets the political relationship of black Southerners, particularly postwar sharecroppers, with the landscape they farmed.