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  • Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom | Robert Gudmestad

    Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Robert Gudmestad
    • Narrated By Fred Filbrich
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    In Steamboats and the Rise of the Cotton Kingdom Robert Gudmestad examines the wide-ranging influence of steamboats on the southern economy. From carrying cash crops to market, to contributing to slave productivity, increasing the flexibility of labor, and connecting southerners to overlapping orbits of regional, national, and international markets, steamboats not only benefitted slaveholders and northern industries, but also affected cotton production.

    Lynn says: "Rollin on the River"
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