Hugh Davis and His Alabama Plantation (Library of Alabama Classics Series)
By: Weymouth Tyree Jordan (author)Paperback
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In this book concerning the plantation system in the South, a promising lawyer, Davis purchased in 1847 the Cahaba River plantation of Beaver Bend, which he operated until his death in 1862. He cleared land, bought slaves, increased his cotton acreage, hired and fired overseers, tried slaves as overseers, experimented with seeds, irrigation and methods of fertilizing soil and erosion prevention.
Kenneth R. Johnson is Professor of History, University of North Alabama.
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