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Louisiana Sugar Plantations During the Civil War

Roland, Charles P.

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ISBN 10: 0807122211 / ISBN 13: 9780807122211
Published by Louisiana State University Press, 1997
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Louisiana Sugar Plantations During the Civil War. With a new foreword by John David Smith. Describes how the Civil War brought south Louisiana's sugarcane industry to the brink of extinction and disaster to the lives of civilians both black and white. Louisiana State University Press, 1997. Soft cover Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 004384

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Title: Louisiana Sugar Plantations During the Civil...

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Fine

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This early work by esteemed historian Charles P. Roland draws from an abundance of primary sources to describe how the Civil War brought south Louisiana's sugarcane industry to the brink of extinction, and disaster to the lives of civilians both black and white. A gifted raconteur, Roland sets the scene where the Louisiana cane country formed "a favored and colorful part of the Old South," and then unfolds the series of events that changed it forever: secession, blockade, invasion, occupation, emancipation, and defeat. Though sugarcane survived, production did not match prewar levels for twenty-five years. Roland's approach is both illustrative of an earlier era and remarkably seminal to current emancipation studies. He displays sympathy for plantation owners' losses, but he considers as well the sufferings of women, slaves, and freedmen, yielding a rich study of the social, cultural, economic, and agricultural facets of Louisiana's sugar plantations during the Civil War.

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Charles P. Roland is emeritus professor of history at the University of Kentucky and the author of Albert Sidney Johnston and other works.

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