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King Cotton's advocate : Oscar G. Johnston and the New Deal

Author: Lawrence J Nelson
Publisher: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"One of the largest cotton planters in the United States, Oscar G. Johnston of Mississippi (1880-1955) became King Cotton's most effective advocate during the New Deal era. Nelson explores Johnston's long career and the critical role he played in shaping public policy toward a vital but depressed industry". -- Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Oscar Johnston; Oscar Johnston
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence J Nelson
ISBN: 1572330252 9781572330252
OCLC Number: 39085357
Description: xviii, 330 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Oscar --
Corporate planter --
Golden egg --
Ten-cent rescue --
Acres, not bales --
An ounce of remedy, a pound of reform --
Welfare capitalist --
Cotton diplomat --
Outwitting the speculators --
Tempest in a tea pot --
Fence rails and graveyards --
King Cotton needs a voice --
I have never liked the term "New Deal" --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Lawrence J. Nelson.

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"One of the largest cotton planters in the United States, Oscar G. Johnston of Mississippi (1880-1955) became King Cotton's most effective advocate during the New Deal era. Nelson explores Johnston's long career and the critical role he played in shaping public policy toward a vital but depressed industry". -- Jacket.

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