The Cotton Kingdom; a traveller's observations on cotton and slavery in the American slave States. Based upon three former volumes of journeys and investigations by the same author. Edited, with an introduction, by Arthur M. Schlesinger.


New York, Knopf, 1953.

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Subjects Cotton growing -- Southern States.
Cotton growing.
Economic history.
Landeskunde.
Slaves -- United States -- Biography.
Slaves.
Southern States -- Description and travel.
Southern States -- Economic conditions.
Southern States.
Travel.
USA -- Südstaaten.
United States.
Description lxiii, 626, xvi pages facsimile 25 cm
Copyright Date 1953.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 623-626).
Contents The present crisis -- Washington -- Virginia -- The Economy of Virginia -- The Carolinas -- The rice district -- Alabama -- The lower Mississippi -- Cotton-planters. Red river -- South-western Louisiana and Eastern Texas -- A trip to Northern Mississippi -- The interior Cotton districts. Central Mississippi, Alabama, et cetera -- The exceptional large planters -- Slavery in its property aspect. Moral and religious instruction of the slaves -- Slavery as a poor-law system -- Cotton supply and White labour in the cotton climate -- The condition and character of the privileged classes of the South -- The danger of South -- The condition of Virginia -- The slave trade in Virginia -- Cost of labour in the border states -- Statistics of the Georgia seaboard -- Olmsted on the Northern and Southern characters.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area Southern States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)477198
(OCoLC)ocm00477198
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903.
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