Mississippi Harvest: Lumbering in the Longleaf Pine Belt, by Nollie W. Hickman

By Nollie W. Hickman

In this vintage paintings of Mississippi heritage, Nollie W. Hickman relates the felling of serious forests of longleaf pine in a southern nation the place lumbering turned a robust industry.Mississippi Harvest documents the laborious transportation of logs to the turbines, at the beginning by means of oxcart and water and later through rail. It information how the naval shops exchange flourished during the creation of turpentine, pitch, and rosin and during the growth of exports, which supplied France with spars for crusing vessels. The e-book tracks the influence of the Civil warfare on southern lumbering, the tragedy of denuded lands, and, eventually, the renewal of assets via reforestation.

Born right into a kinfolk of lumbermen, Hickman received firsthand wisdom of wooded area industries. Later, as a pupil of historical past, he committed years of painstaking paintings to amassing fabrics on lumbering. His info comes from many resources together with interviews with loggers, rafters, sawmill, and turpentine staff, and corporate managers, and from corporation documents, land files, diaries, outdated newspapers, lumber alternate journals, and executive documents.

While the author's objective is to proportion the heritage of a normal source, he additionally supplies the reader the landscape of Mississippi. Mississippi Harvest translates the state's humans, agriculture, undefined, executive, politics, economic system, and tradition in the course of the lens of 1 of the state's earliest and longest enduring financial engines.

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