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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

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

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.003.0020

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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