Ferry Hill Plantation Journal, January 4, 1838-January 15, 1839. Edited with an Introduction and Notes. [inscribed and signed by editor]
Documentary account of a general agricultural Southern farm, a non-cotton, sugar, or rice plantation. Such farms “... constituted a most important element in the general agricultural and economic life of the Old South although they were overshadowed by…the large and more striking plantations. ... The regular labor force was slave but the plantation produced no special major staple crop.” (Preface) The journal was kept by farmer John Blackford at his Ferry Hill Plantation situated in western Maryland near the Potomac River and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, not too far from Harpers Ferry, Virginia (later West Virginia).
Description: Ferry Hill Plantation Journal, January 4, 1838-January 15, 1839. Edited with an Introduction and Notes. [inscribed and signed by editor]
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1961. First Edition. Frontis., xxv, [1 (blank)], 139pp. 8vo. Blue-gray cloth with gilt spine titling; publisher’s plain brown paper dust jacket. Inscribed and signed on the free, front endpaper by the editor, a UNC history professor. Near fine in near fine dust jacket.