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The Quarters and the FieldsSlave Families in the Non-Cotton South$
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Damian Pargas Pargas

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813035147

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813035147.001.0001

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Three Slave Societies of the Non-Cotton South

Three Slave Societies of the Non-Cotton South

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(p.13) 1 Three Slave Societies of the Non-Cotton South
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The Quarters and the Fields
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Damian Alan Pargas

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035147.003.0002

This chapter outlines the nature of slave-based agriculture in nineteenth-century Fairfax County, Virginia; Georgetown District, South Carolina; and St. James Parish, Louisiana, respectively. Providing a brief overview of the introduction and development of the staple crops cultivated in each of the three regions, this chapter sets the stage for a more in-depth study of the relationship between regional agriculture and slave family life by exploring the workings of the local economies upon which their fates depended. Slavery may have been a marginal institution to southern Louisiana's original French and Spanish settlers, but the introduction and expansion of sugar cultivation in the late 1790s, as well as the territory's subsequent acquisition by the United States in 1803 and admission as a state in 1812, triggered a rapid transformation into an American-style slave society, as the region experienced an economic and demographic boom that was halted only by the outbreak of the Civil War.

Keywords:   slave-based agriculture, slave societies, Fairfax County, staple crops, slavery, Spanish settlers, demographic boom, Civil War

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