By Shepherd W. McKinley
“A finely layered and demanding learn that fills in gaps within the commercial heritage of the recent South and particularly low-country South Carolina.”—Sidney Bland, writer of Preserving Charleston's prior, Shaping Its destiny: The lifestyles and occasions of Susan Pringle Frost
“Skillfully blurs the previous, cozy line among outdated and New South economies and paints a nuanced photo of the recent hard work kinfolk within the post-slavery era.”—Charles Holden, writer of In the good Maelstrom
In the 1st publication ever written concerning the impression of phosphate mining at the South Carolina plantation financial system, Shepherd McKinley explains how the convergence of the phosphate and fertilizer industries carried long term affects for the United States and the South.
Fueling the quick progress of lowcountry fertilizer businesses, phosphate mining supplied elite plantation proprietors how to stem losses from emancipation. even as, mining created an self sufficient replacement to sharecropping, permitting freed humans to extract housing and hard work concessions.
Stinking Stones and Rocks of Gold develops an overarching view of what may be one in all many key components within the start of southern undefined. This top-down, bottom-up historical past (business, hard work, social, and monetary) analyzes an alternate direction for all peoples within the post-emancipation South.