A History of Transportation in the Eastern Cotton Belt to 1860

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byUlrich Bonnell Phillips

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE UPLANDS PRIOR TO THE RAILROAD ERA WITH the close of the eighteenth century the eastern cotton belt began to come into its own. It soon eclipsed the rice district in earning capacity, and with its upland and interior position brought much larger and more pressing problems of transportation than the Lower South had theretofore known. By the Piedmont region, with a part of which we are here concerned, we mean that stretch of country which slopes southeastward from the foot of the Blue Ridge to the edge of the pine-barrens. Its upper and lower boundaries may be stated roughly as the altitude lines of twelve hundred and three hundred feet respectively above the sea-level. The portion comprising the eastern cotton belt lay between the watershed north of the Cape Fear river, on the northeast, and the watershed west of the Chattahoochee, on the southwest. It fell chiefly within the states of South Carolina and Georgia. This upland region just indicated formed a fairly distinct economic province; and for many years its settled portion had a separate history of its own. In its several divisions, it is true, it lay within the same political boundaries as the coast settlements to the southeastward; but the connection was in the early period only nominal. The Piedmont was settled by people coming overland from the northeastward, who for years kept in touch with their former homes in Pennsylvania and Virginia, and sent in that direction what little commerce they plied. The wilderness of sand and pine-trees intervening between the uplands and the neighboring coast delayed the beginning and long hampered the increase of the commercial intercourse between them, which the people of each became anxious to promote. The pine-barrens are much a wilderness, eve...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE UPLANDS PRIOR TO THE RAILROAD ERA WITH the close of the eighteenth century the eastern cotton belt began to c...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217669565

ISBN - 13:9780217669566

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