Texas Tech University

Plantation Kingdom


Book Description:

Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016) co-authored by Barbara Hahn traces the rise and fall of America's plantation economy and demonstrates how an international capitalist system rose out of slave labor and the mass production of agricultural commodities for world markets.


Barbara Hahn

Author Bio:

Barbara Hahn is an associate professor of southern history at TTU and associate editor of Technology and Culture, the journal of the Society for the History of Technology. She received her PhD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and she studies the relationship between technological change and economic growth.

Plantation Kingdom: The American South and Its Global Commodities was co-authored with Richard Follett, Sven Beckert, and Peter Coclanis.