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'A Spirit of Industry': The Colonial Origins of Rice Culture in the Lower Cape Fear

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As early as the 1730s, it was discovered that the environment of the Lower Cape Fear was suited for growing rice, and small-scale rice cultivation flourished. Although the rice industry was often overshadowed by naval stores, it had a long-lasting effect on the colonial economy and laid a foundation for agricultural growth and broader Atlantic trade into the nineteenth century.
North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 91 Issue 3, July 2014, p255-287, il, map, f