Cotton and Race in the Making of America : The Human Costs of Economic Power
by Gene Dattel


Overview - Since the earliest days of colonial America, the relationship between cotton and the African-American experience has been central to the history of the republic. America's most serious social tragedy, slavery and its legacy, spread only where cotton could be grown.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Since the earliest days of colonial America, the relationship between cotton and the African-American experience has been central to the history of the republic. America's most serious social tragedy, slavery and its legacy, spread only where cotton could be grown. Both before and after the Civil War, blacks were assigned to the cotton fields while a pervasive racial animosity and fear of a black migratory invasion caused white Northerners to contain blacks in the South.


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  • ISBN-13: 9781566637473
  • ISBN-10: 1566637473
  • Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 416
  • Dimensions: 9.46 x 6.44 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.77 pounds


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