Labor and landownership in Halifax County, Virginia, 1865-1880

Author:
Jones, Susannah Hopkins, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Advisor:
Gaston, Paul M., Department of History, University of Virginia
Abstract:

This study of Halifax County, in the heart of the Virginia bright tobacco region, provides a glimpse of the change from slavery to sharecropping, the fate of the wealthy landed class, and the role of rural merchants between 1865 and 1880.

Degree:
MA (Master of Arts)
Keywords:
African Americans, Land tenure, Employment, Halifax County, Virginia, Economic conditions, Halifax County (Va.)
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:
1980/05