New PDF release: Cannon's Point Plantation, 1794–1860. Living Conditions and

By John Solomon Otto (Auth.)

ISBN-10: 0125310609

ISBN-13: 9780125310604

This quantity provides the result of historic archaeological investigations at Cannon's aspect, an antebellum sea-island cotton plantation off the George coast. it's going to curiosity these fascinated about how diversified statuses appear within the archaeological list, in addition to these drawn to the remedy and day-by-day lives of slaves within the previous South

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Struggling cotton planters cut back the acreage devoted to cotton and food crops; in addition, they sold excess slaves in order to reduce their operating costs. Glynn's slave population fell from 4232 in 1850 to 2839 slaves in 1860 (Otto 1979:464-466). No other tidewater Georgia county suffered the losses in cotton production, improved acreage, and slaves that Glynn experienced. Only in Camden County—where cotton yields fell by 219 bales, THE ABANDONMENT OF CANNON'S POINT 29 where 5 7 7 4 acres went out of cultivation, a n d where the slave population fell by 103—did the losses approximate those of Glynn.

Gia and Florida tidewater. At Rayfield Plantation the slave cabin site yielded a gunflint, lead shot, a chunk of lead for molding bullets. In turn, the cabin site on Kingsley Plantation produced a "gunflint and several spherical lead balls . . representing shot for hunting. "Planters may have encouraged slaves to hunt in order to enhance their diets, in spite of lingering fears of armed slave revolt. 2. Northern third slave cabin profiles. (top) East wall profile of square 94N 98E—slave cabin refuse.

In turn, the cabin site on Kingsley Plantation produced a "gunflint and several spherical lead balls . . representing shot for hunting. "Planters may have encouraged slaves to hunt in order to enhance their diets, in spite of lingering fears of armed slave revolt. 2. Northern third slave cabin profiles. (top) East wall profile of square 94N 98E—slave cabin refuse. (A) humus and dark-grey sandy soil with loosely compact whole and crushed shell (Zone 1); (B) compact grey sandy soil with crushed and whole shell; (C) compact greyishbrown sandy soil with scattered shell; (D) stained brown sandy soil with infre­ quent whole and crushed shell; (E) orange sterile sandy soil.

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