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Big cotton : how a humble fiber created fortunes, wrecked civilizations, and put America on the map

Author: Stephen H Yafa
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of cotton's impact on the world describes how the fiber has been at the center of conflict and controversy, rendering nations into industrial powers.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yafa, Stephen H., 1941-
Big cotton.
New York : Viking, ©2005
(OCoLC)680632156
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen H Yafa
ISBN: 0670033677 9780670033676
OCLC Number: 56329432
Description: xiv, 398 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Spun in all directions --
Star turns --
The barber from Preston --
Revolutionary fiber --
Camelot on the Merrimack --
Looming conflicts --
Southern exposure --
Changing fortunes --
Two-horse power --
Boll weevil blues --
The shirt on your back --
Fields of conflict.
Responsibility: Stephen Yafa.
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A history of cotton's impact on the world describes how the fiber has been at the center of conflict and controversy, rendering nations into industrial powers.

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