Pharsalia: An Environmental Biography of a Southern Plantation, 1780-1880
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BeschreibungPharsalia, a plantation located in piedmont Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is one of the best-documented sites of its kind. This case study follows the fortunes of Pharsalia's owners, telling how Virginia's traditional extensive agriculture contributed to the soil's erosion and exhaustion.
PortraitLynn A. Nelson is an associate professor of history at Middle Tennessee State University.
Pressestimmen"Lynn Nelson has given us a wonderful case study of southern agricultural practices during the nineteenth century. His 'biography' of Pharsalia, a plantation in upland Virginia, is in every sense a life story not only of planters and slaves but also of the crops, weeds, livestock, and other organisms that inhabited the land for nearly a hundred years." - Timothy Silver, author of A New Face on the Countryside"
Untertitel: 'Environmental History and the'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF GEORGIA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 295 Seiten