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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 White Gold Rush

The White Gold Rush

Cotton Moves West

(p.147) Chapter 8 The White Gold Rush
King Cotton in Modern America

D. Clayton Brown

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter discusses cotton farming in the West. At the end of World War II, cotton farming moved Westward up to the mountain ranges of California’s Pacific shore. This expansion was driven by a new breed of young men returning from war and seeking to earn their livelihood from the soil. By 1960, the West became an established part of the Cotton Belt.

Keywords:   cotton farming, Western states, California, Texas, New Mexico, Cotton Belt

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