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Author Wayne, Lucy B. (Lucy Bowles), 1947-

Title Sweet cane : the architecture of the sugar works of East Florida / Lucy B. Wayne
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 176 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents I. Sugar and plantations -- Introduction -- Plantations as industrial complexes -- Sweet cane -- Sugar in East Florida -- II. The architecture of East Florida sugar plantations -- Architectural influences -- The Spanish trains: Oswald/Yonge Three Chimneys and McHardy -- The adaptive sugar works: Dummett and Spring Garden -- The fully evolved sugar works: Bulow, Macrae, Cruger-DePeyster, and Dunlawton -- The end of an industry
Summary From the late eighteenth century to early 1836, the heart of the Florida sugar industry was concentrated in East Florida, between the St. Johns River and the Atlantic Ocean. Producing the sweetest sugar, molasses, and rum, at least 22 sugar plantations dotted the coastline by the 1830s. This industry brought prosperity to the region--employing farm hands, slaves, architects, stone masons, riverboats and their crews, shop keepers, and merchant traders. But by January 1836, Native American attacks of the Second Seminole War, intending to rid the Florida frontier of settlers, devastated the whole
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Architecture, Industrial -- History.
Historic buildings.
Historic sites.
Industrial archaeology.
Masonry -- History.
Mills and mill-work -- History.
Sugar plantations -- History.
Sugarcane industry -- History.
East Florida -- Antiquities.
East Florida -- History, Local.
Genre/Form History.
Local history.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009047699
ISBN 0817316965
0817382879 (electronic bk.)
9780817382872 (electronic bk.)