King cotton in modern America

a cultural, political, and economic history since 1945
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University Press of Mississippi , Jackson
Cotton manufacture, Cotton growing, Cotton trade, Cotton textile industry, Hi
StatementD. Clayton Brown
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LC ClassificationsHD9075 .B82 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 440 p., [14] p. of plates :
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Open LibraryOL25001017M
ISBN 139781604737981, 9781604737998
LC Control Number2010022781
OCLC/WorldCa643081630

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 Cited by: 2.

King Cotton in Modern America A Cultural, Political, and Economic History Since (Book): Brown, D. Clayton: 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.

Book Description: 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.

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 by: 2.

Clayton Brown talked about his book [King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since ]. He reflected on cotton's cultural.

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.

King Cotton was a phrase coined in the years before the Civil War to refer to the economy of the American South. The southern economy was particularly dependent on cotton. And, as cotton was very much in demand, both in America and Europe, it created a.

King Cotton, phrase frequently used by Southern politicians and authors prior to the American Civil War, indicating the economic and political importance of cotton production.

After the invention of the cotton gin (), cotton surpassed tobacco as the dominant cash crop in the agricultural economy of the South, soon comprising more than half the total U.S. exports. King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since by Brown, D.

Clayton () Paperback on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.3/5(1). It is the story of Kit Ormerods life in the years immediately before and during the American Civil war. The book is set mainly in England, both in Liverpool and in Kits home town.

He is a clerk in a cotton brokers and his home town is heavily dependent on the cotton grown in the Southern States, the supply of which dried up during the conflict/5. The Paperback of the King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since by D.

Clayton Brown at Barnes & Noble. FREE Due to COVID, orders may be : University Press of Mississippi. Get this from a library. King cotton in modern America: a cultural, political, and economic history since [D Clayton Brown] -- Combining history with music and literature, D. Clayton Brown carries cotton's story to the present with a special emphasis on the meaning of cotton in the lore of Memphis's Beale Street, blues.

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"King Cotton" is a slogan that summarized the strategy used before the American Civil War (of –) by pro-secessionists in the southern states (the future Confederate States of America) to claim the feasibility of secession and to prove there was no need to fear a war with the northern states.

Guided by this rehabilitated version of King Cotton, Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond enlists the horrors of the plantation system to launch a Author: Phillip W. Magness. Cotton is King. In the late eighteenth century, a recent Yale graduate named Eli Whitney had aspirations of practicing law.

However, like many modern college graduates, Whitney had a debt to repay for his education. Get this from a library. King Cotton in Modern America: a Cultural, Political, and Economic History Since [D Clayton Brown] -- 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.

Type: Book. Exact Title: Cotton is King; or, the Culture of Cotton, and its Relation to Agriculture, Manufactures and Commerce: To the free colored people; and to those who hold that slavery is in itself sinful.

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Guided by this rehabilitated version of King Cotton, Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond enlists the horrors of the plantation system to launch a blistering attack on modern American capitalism. Desmond projects slavery’s legacy onto a litany of tropes about rising inequality, the decline of labor-union power, environmental destruction, and.

And this same NHC literature provides the scholarly foundation of the ballyhooed New York Times’ Project — specifically, its foray into the economics of slavery. Guided by this rehabilitated version of King Cotton, Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond enlists the horrors of the plantation system to launch a blistering attack on modern American : Philip Magness.

Description. Frank Owsley’s King Cotton Diplomacy, Revised Edition.

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This is the exhaustive, definitive study of Southern attempts to gain international support for the Confederacy by leveraging the cotton supply for European intervention during the Civil War. The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, farmers and merchants, workers and factory owners.

In this as in so many other ways, Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing. J.G. Boswell was the biggest farmer in America. He built a secret empire while thumbing his nose at nature, politicians, labor unions and every journalist who ever The fascinating story of a cotton magnate whose voracious appetite for land drove him to create the first big agricultural empire of the Central Valley of California, and shaped the 4/5.

Inthere was virtually no cotton grown in America. Two things, however, quickly changed that. Eli Whitney’s cotton gin allowed cotton production to go from a process limited by manual labor to an industrial machine, allowing a person to “clean” 50 pounds, rather than one pound, of cotton a day.

And of course, the cotton gin didn. Home» History» The Civil War and Reconstruction Era, » HIST - Lecture 2 - Southern Society: Slavery, King Cotton, and Antebellum America's "Peculiar" Region HIST The Civil War and Reconstruction Era,   Cotton is King, and Pro-Slavery Arguments Comprising the Writings of Hammond, Harper, Christy, Stringfellow, Hodge, Bledsoe, and Cartrwright on this Important Subject Language: English: LoC Class: E History: America: Revolution to the Civil War () Subject: Slavery -- United States Subject: Slavery -- Justification Subject: Scott.

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Yahoo News Photos, “Cotton and Race in the Making of America”, Novem Future of Capitalism, “Cotton and Race in the Making of America The Human Costs of Economic Power”, Novem Delta Democrat Times, “B.B. King Museum to host panel discussion on Dattel’s new book”, Novem Cotton production is an important economic factor in the United States as the country leads, worldwide, in cotton exportation.

The United States is ranked third in production, behind China and India. Almost all of the cotton fiber growth and production occurs in southern and western states, dominated by Texas, California, Arizona, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Cotton Is King, and Pro-Slavery Arguments: Comprising the Writings of Hammond, Harper, Christy, Stringfellow, Hodge, Bledsoe, and Cartwright, on This. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS More information about this seller | Contact this seller 4. The reign of King Cotton, however, conducted under the present policy, must inevitably tend to increase and aggravate all the present social tendencies of the Southern system,— all the anti Author: Charles Francis Adams Jr.

During the early nineteenth century, a global revolution in cotton brought waves of Anglo-Americans and enslaved African Americans into Texas, as men like Stephen F. Austin worked during the s Author: Texas General Land Office.King Cotton: White Gold The title, King Cotton, comes from the fact that cotton was the major export of the United States in the early s just prior to the Civil War time frame.

By the s, the cotton grown, shipped, and sold by southerners was worth more than all the rest of America's exports put together.Dependent on the supply of cotton from the southern states of America, Lancashire's factory workers faced hardship and famine as a result of the blockade of the ports.

The level of detail about the Lancashire area and its families and individuals make this a great read/5(11).