Can't get there from here : the transition from slavery to freedom at Hickory Hill, 1850-1880

Author:
Michel, Gregg Laurence, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Advisor:
Ayers, Edward, Department of History, University of Virginia
Abstract:

The paper focuses on Hickory Hill, a wheat plantation in Virginia, and how the plantation copes with the transition from slavery to freedom. The significance of wheat in the Virginian economy made southern plantations remain as a critical part of the economy after the Civil War.

Degree:
MA (Master of Arts)
Keywords:
Hanover County (Va.), Hickory Hill (Hanover County, Va.), Virginia, 19th century, Race relations, Plantation life, History
Notes:

Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.

Language:
English
Rights:
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Issued Date:
1989/08