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King Cotton in Modern AmericaA Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945$
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D. Clayton Brown

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781604737981

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.001.0001

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The New Cotton Culture

The New Cotton Culture

(p.372) Chapter 19 The New Cotton Culture
King Cotton in Modern America

D. Clayton Brown

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses the disappearance of the old cotton culture with the advent mechanization, the advancement of civil rights, and the expansion of the national economy; the new meaning of cotton to consumers; the importance of the organization of growers in the new cotton culture; the rising competition for water and urban encroachment; expansion of cotton farming in the Southeast; how technology drives cotton farming; the new lifestyle of cotton growers; and risk awareness and management by cotton growers.

Keywords:   cotton industry, consumers, organization, water, urban encroachment, cotton farming, cotton growers

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