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King Cotton in Modern America : a Cultural, Political, and Economic History Since 1945

Author: D Clayton Brown
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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King Cotton in Modern America places the once kingly crop in historical perspective, showing how "cotton culture" was actually part of the larger culture of the United States despite many regarding its cultivation and sources as hopelessly backward. Leaders in the industry, acting through the National Cotton Council, organized the various and often conflicting segments to make the commodity a viable part of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, D. Clayton (Deward Clayton), 1941-
King cotton in modern America.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2011
(DLC) 2010022781
(OCoLC)643081630
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D Clayton Brown
ISBN: 9781604737998 1604737999 1282917358 9781282917354 9786612917356 6612917350
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 690211896
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 440 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue : the power of cotton --
The cultural image of cotton, 1945 --
The new politics of cotton --
The cotton conference --
A new era begins --
Ambassadors of foreign policy, 1945-1950 --
The dinner table war : postwar struggles --
The South transformed : cotton's mechanization, 1945-1970 --
The white gold rush : cotton moves West --
Boll weevils, worms, and moths : a hundred-year war --
Memphis : the epicenter of the Cotton Belt --
"The fabric of our lives" : cotton incorporated --
The Texas plains : America's cotton patch --
The question of subsidies --
Crop lien to futures : financing cotton --
The role of textiles --
Research : the key to viability --
Challenges anew --
The globalization of cotton --
The new cotton culture.
Responsibility: D. Clayton Brown.

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Places the once kingly crop in historical perspective, showing how "cotton culture" was actually part of the larger culture of the United States despite many regarding its cultivation and sources as  Read more...
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