Louisiana Sugar Plantations During the Civil War by Charles P. RolandLouisiana Sugar Plantations During the Civil War by Charles P. Roland

Louisiana Sugar Plantations During the Civil War

byCharles P. Roland

Paperback | November 1, 1997

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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.
Title:Louisiana Sugar Plantations During the Civil WarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 8.89 × 6.01 × 0.36 inPublished:November 1, 1997Publisher:Louisiana State University Press

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ISBN - 10:0807122211

ISBN - 13:9780807122211

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First published 40 years ago, this book by the esteemed historian Charles P. Roland ranks as a first of its kind and ahead of its time. Roland draws from an abundance of dormant primary sources to describe with the touch of a true raconteur how war brought south Louisiana's sugar cane industry to the brink of extinction and disaster to the lives of civilians both black and white.