Follett, Richard.

The Sugar Masters : Planters and Slaves in Louisiana's Cane World, 1820-1860 - Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2005. - 1 online resource (303 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

COVER; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; PROLOGUE: THE SUGAR MASTERS; 1. "A SHARE OF AMBITION"; 2. "HEATHEN PART O' DE COUNTRY"; 3. "AN INTELLIGENT EYE"; 4. "A VERY INGENIOUS AND MECHANICAL MAN"; 5. "MEN OF SENSE"; 6. "INCHIN' ALONG"; EPILOGUE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

Focusing on the master-slave relationship in Louisiana's antebellum sugarcane country, The Sugar Masters explores how a modern, capitalist mind-set among planters meshed with old-style paternalistic attitudes to create one of the South's most insidiously oppressive labor systems. As author Richard Follett vividly demonstrates, the agricultural paradise of Louisiana's thriving sugarcane fields came at an unconscionable cost to slaves.Thanks to technological and business innovations, sugar planters stood as models of capitalist entrepreneurship by midcentury. But above all, labor management was

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Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.
Plantation owners -- Louisiana -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 18th century.
Slaves -- Louisiana -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Sugar growing -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century.


Electronic books.

E445.L8 F65 2005

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