Produce a new agricultureFite traces the decline and departure of King Cotton as the hard taskmaster of
The Region And The Replacementregion and the replacement cotton by a democratically rewarding group of farm products poultry cattle swine; soybeans; citrus and other fruits; vegetables; dairy products; and forest products He shows how such crop changes were related to other developments such as the No general history of southern farming since the nd of slavery has been "published until now For the first time Gilbert C Fite has drawn together the many threads that make up "until now For the first time Gilbert C Fite has drawn together the many threads that make up agricultural development in the leven states of the
old Confederacy to xplain why agricultural change was so slow inConfederacy to xplain why agricultural change was so slow in South and then to show how the agents of change worked after 1933 to destroy the old and. .
Ise of a capital base the South mainly after World War II; technological innovation in farming uipment; and urbanization and regional population shiftsBased largely primary sources Cotton Fields No More will become the standard work on post Civil War agriculture in the
It will be welcomed by students of American South and of United States agriculture conomic and social histor. ,south it will be welcomed by students of
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