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Bouchereau, Louis
STATEMENT OF THE SUGAR AND RICE CROPS MADE IN LOUISIANA IN 1876-77, WITH AN APPENDIX. ALSO A COUNTRY DIRECTORY OR GUIDE, FOR BUSINESS MEN
Pelican Book and Job Printing Office, New Orleans, 1877. [2],xxxvii,[1],138pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Some soiling and edge wear, spine chipped and worn. Text toned, with a tiny wormhole throughout. Withal, very good. A notable Reconstruction-era Louisiana crop report, and the last published by Louis Bouchereau. The first portion of the text encompasses the annual sugar and rice production report for the state of Louisiana in 1876. Crop totals are reported by parish, and are followed by an explanatory section expanding on a variety of subjects related to sugar, molasses, and rice production, including weather, market comparisons, fertilizers, factories, and more. The next section is a lengthy census of sugar- producing plantations organized again by parish, listing current owners, former owners, name of plantations, and production figures. This would have provided businesspersons with contacts in their local parish for purchasing sugar, or perhaps investment opportunities for sugar production. This "Country Guide" would also have been useful to track the status of plantations that most certainly employed slave labor before the Civil War. The last section is comprised of over twenty-five full- page advertisements for a variety of goods and services, mostly New Orleans businesses, such as Hennessey's Copper, Brass and Iron Works; H.J. Rivet, Pharmacist; New Orleans Insurance Company; B.D. Wood and Co., Coal Dealers; Perseverance Rice Mills (with a nice engraving of the buildings on Elysian Fields Street); and a variety of other merchants. A rare and useful crop report a … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: William Reese Company - Americana [New Haven, CT, U.S.A.]
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