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Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold : Phosphate, Fertilizer, and Industrialization in Postbellum South

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South Carolina Historical Society George C. Rogers Jr. Book Award

In the first book ever written about the impact of phosphate mining on the South Carolina plantation economy, Shepherd McKinley explains how the convergence of the phosphate and fertilizer industries carried long-term impacts for America and the South.

Fueling the rapid growth of lowcountry fertilizer companies, phosphate mining provided elite plantation owners a way to stem losses from emancipation. At the same time, mining created an autonomous alternative to sharecropping, enabling freed people to extract housing and labor concessions.

Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold develops an overarching view of what can be considered one of many key factors in the birth of southern industry. This top-down, bottom-up history (business, labor, social, and economic) analyzes an alternative path for all peoples in the post-emancipation South.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 230
Genre: History, Technology
Series Title: New Perspectives on the History of the South
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida
Author: Shepherd W. Mckinley
Language: English
Street Date: February 6, 2018
TCIN: 53180861
UPC: 9780813064611
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-2382
$22.95

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