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Author Walsh, Lorena Seebach, 1944-

Title Motives of honor, pleasure, and profit : plantation management in the colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1763 / Lorena S. Walsh

Publ Info Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, [2010]
 PC  HD1471.U52 C488 2010    DUE 12-03-14
 RWU Main Library  HD1471.U52 C488 2010    AVAILABLE
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Descript xxvi, 704 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Colonial Williamsburg studies in Chesapeake history and culture
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The plantation economy begins, 1607-1639 -- The age of the small planter, 1640-1679 -- An era of hard times : Virginia, 1680-1729 -- Strategies of adaptation and change : Maryland, the periphery, and regional divergence, 1680-1729 -- The Tidewater economy comes of age : Southern Virginia, 1730-1763 -- Managing for posterity : Rappahannock and Potomac Virginia, 1730-1763 -- Maryland, the periphery, and agricultural change, 1730-1763 -- Reassessing the Golden Age -- Epilogue -- Appendix I : Tobacco crop shares per laborer -- Appendix II : Corn crop shares per laborer -- Appendix III : Wheat crop shares per laborer
Note Lorena Walsh offers an enlightening history of plantation management in the Chesapeake colonies of Virginia and Maryland, ranging from the founding of Jamestown to the close of the Seven Years' War and the end of the "Golden Age" of colonial Chesapeake agriculture. She argues that, in the mid-17th century, planter elites deliberately chose to embrace slavery. Accounts of personal and family fortunes among the privileged minority and the less well documented accounts of the lives of the enslaved workers add a personal dimension to more concrete measures of planter success or failure
LC subject Plantations -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Management -- History
Tobacco industry -- Chesapeake Bay Region (Md. and Va.) -- Management -- History
Add Author Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
Alt Title Motives of honor, pleasure & profit
ISBN 9780807832349 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807832340 (cloth : alk. paper)