MULES IN SOUTHERN AGRICULTURE: REVISITED

This article provides additional empirical evidence concerning the choice of the mule as the dominant draft animal in southern agricultural production in the latter 19th and early 20th century. While the mule was uniquely suited to the crops and climate of the region, two divergent arguments have been presented as to why the mule was the dominant draft animal in southern agricultural production. This research reevaluates these arguments and provides evidence that it was, in fact, the characteristics of this hybrid that made it the preferred draft animal for the South.


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Issue Date:
2001-12
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15457
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 33, Number 3
Page range:
583-590
Total Pages:
8
JEL Codes:
N51; O13; Q12; Q13




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