Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1763

@inproceedings{Walsh2010MotivesOH,
  title={Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1763},
  author={L. Walsh},
  year={2010}
}
This is the most complete picture yet of the early plantation economy. Lorena Walsh offers an enlightening history of plantation management in the Chesapeake colonies of Virginia and Maryland, ranging from the founding of Jamestown to the close of the Seven Years' War and the end of the "Golden Age" of colonial Chesapeake agriculture. Walsh focuses on the operation of more than thirty individual plantations and on the decisions that large planters made about how they would run their farms. She… Expand
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