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The Resource The sugar masters : planters and slaves in Louisiana's cane world, 1820-1860, Richard Follett, (electronic resource)

The sugar masters : planters and slaves in Louisiana's cane world, 1820-1860, Richard Follett, (electronic resource)

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The sugar masters : planters and slaves in Louisiana's cane world, 1820-1860
Title
The sugar masters
Title remainder
planters and slaves in Louisiana's cane world, 1820-1860
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Richard Follett
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Subject
Language
eng
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1968-
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Follett, Richard J.
Dewey number
338.1/7361/0976309034
LC call number
E445.L8
LC item number
F65 2005eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Plantation owners
  • Slavery
  • Slaves
  • Sugar growing
  • Louisiana
  • Louisiana
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  • 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 an insidiously oppressive labor system. Follett demonstrates that the agricultural paradise of Louisiana's thriving sugarcane fields came at an unconscionable cost to slaves. Above all, labor management was the secret to the planters impressive success. Follett explains how in exchange for increased productivity and efficiency planters offered their slaves incentives such as greater autonomy, improved accommodations, and even financial remuneration. These gains, however, were only short term. Until recently, scholars have viewed planters as either paternalistic lords who eschewed marketplace values or as entrepreneurs driven to business success. Follett offers a view of the sugar masters as embracing both the capitalist market and a social ideology based on hierarchy, honor, and paternalism. His stunning synthesis of empirical research, demographics study, and social and cultural history sets a new standard for this subject
  • 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 an insidiously oppressive labor system. Follett demonstrates that the agricultural paradise of Louisiana's thriving sugarcane fields came at an unconscionable cost to slaves. Above all, labor management was the secret to the planters impressive success. Follett explains how in exchange for increased productivity and efficiency planters offered their slaves incentives such as greater autonomy, improved accommodations, and even financial remuneration. These gains, however, were only short term. Until recently, scholars have viewed planters as either paternalistic lords who eschewed marketplace values or as entrepreneurs driven to business success. Follett offers a view of the sugar masters as embracing both the capitalist market and a social ideology based on hierarchy, honor, and paternalism. His stunning synthesis of empirical research, demographics study, and social and cultural history sets a new standard for this subject
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The sugar masters : planters and slaves in Louisiana's cane world, 1820-1860, Richard Follett, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0000658956
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unknown
Extent
viii, 290 p.
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Isbn
9780807130384
Other physical details
maps.
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000658956
Label
The sugar masters : planters and slaves in Louisiana's cane world, 1820-1860, Richard Follett, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000658956
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 290 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780807130384
Other physical details
maps.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000658956

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