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America: A Narrative History - Seventh Ed. - Chapter 15 Title Description Reference Comment Image black belt Fertile areas from Alabama-Mississippi, so called for the color of their soil. Edmund Ruffin After studying the chemistry of soils, Ruffin reasoned that most exhausted fields of the upper South were too acidic. He discovered that marl from a seashell deposit in eastern Virginia could restore the fields' fertility. Ruffin published the results in his Essay on Calcareous Manures (1832). Tredegar Iron Works The most important single manufacturing enterprise in the Old South. It used mostly slave labor to produce cannon, shot, and shell, axes, saws, bridge materials, boilers, and steam engines, including locomotives. Daniel Pratt Daniel Pratt of Alabama built Prattville, which grew into a model of diversified industry. planter In the antebellum South, the owner of a large farm worked by twenty or more slaves. yeoman farmer
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