1. Pat Young

    The Farm Report: Agriculture in the South During the Reconstruction Year of 1868

    In another thread, @RobertP suggested that politics and racial conflict were not the only aspects of life in the former slave states after the Civil War. Many people in the South were farmers. Accordingly, I am starting this thread to post primary source materials about farming in the South and...
  2. wausaubob

    Improved acreage increase 1850-1860.

    This is the impact that the railroads were having on Illinois and Wisconsin. This is an excellent map by This same affect was possible in Texas, or in Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado and southeast South Dakota. Who was going to get that...

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