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Mule South to tractor South : mules, machines, and the transformation of the cotton South

Author: George B Ellenberg
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : State or province government publication   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Winner of the Anne B. and James B. McMillan Prize in Southern History.
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George B Ellenberg
ISBN: 9780817315979 0817315977
OCLC Number: 153597775
Description: xiii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The mule ascendant: oxen, horses, and mules --
Supplying the South: mule breeding and mule trading --
An unrealized dream: local mule production --
Debating farm power: The USDA, the Midwest, mules, and tractors --
Successful farming defined: the tractor triumphant --
The transitional South: mules, metaphors, and modernization.
Responsibility: George B. Ellenberg.
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Describes the adoption of the mule as the major agricultural resource in the American South and its later displacement by the mechanical tractor. This title captures the symbiosis that emerged  Read more...

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