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King cotton & his retainers

Harold D. Woodman

King cotton & his retainers

financing & marketing the cotton crop of the South, 1800-1925

by Harold D. Woodman

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Published by University of Kentucky Press in Lexington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Cotton trade -- Southern states -- History.,
  • Cotton trade -- United States -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Harold D. Woodman.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9075 .W58
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 386 p.
    Number of Pages386
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16409319M

    Ulysses S. That experience in this case verifies the conclusions of reason who can doubt who has ever set foot in a thorough Slave State, —or in Kansas, or in any Free State half-peopled by the poor whites of the South? Approximately two thirds of man-made fibers come from chemical producers already processed as filament yarn. What miserable economy!

    The cotton-backed Erlanger Bond epitomized the potential of cotton credit. The factors were eased out of the cotton market. Frank L. It must gently persuade them that a true national prosperity is not the result of a total abandonment of the community to the culture of one staple. The future of former slaves remained sealed in the cotton fields.

    Library of Congress No. The factor supplied him with information and advice regarding the sale of the crop, or, as was more often the case, was simply authorized to sell the crop as he alone saw fit. Cotton imports into England increased fifty fold in the second half of the eighteenth century, but rising prices indicated that the cotton supply was failing to meet the spiraling demand of Lancashire's mills. This created a Southern economic dependence on the North that few could escape. New York: Oxford University Press.


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The Reign of King Cotton

And with the cotton economy essentially stalled, the South was at a severe economic disadvantage during the Civil War. Whether they be decided one way or the other is of comparatively little consequence: for, however they are decided, if the people are educated and informed, the government will go on, and the community be prosperous, King cotton & his retainers book they decided never so badly, — and if decided badly, the decision will be reversed; but let the people become ignorant and debased, and all the checks and balances and wise regulations which the ingenuity of man could in centuries devise would, at best, but for a short King cotton & his retainers book defer the downfall of a republic.

A well-founded republic can, then, be destroyed only by destroying its people,—its decay need be looked for only in the decay of their intelligence; and any form of thought or any institution tending to suppress education or destroy intelligence strikes at the very essence of the government, and constitutes a treason which no law can meet, and for which no punishment is adequate.

They Also convert considerable quantities of cotton yarn into a variety of tufted products on tufting machines and consume them in various nonwoven constructions, in which machines bond fibers together with adhesives. It was the Union capture King cotton & his retainers book southern ports, more than the blockade, that reduced the Confederate cotton-armaments trade.

Inthe cotton-crop was estimated at 3, bales. Sharecroppers fled the cotton fields or were driven away by the King cotton & his retainers book of machinery; output per man-hour on the mechanized cotton farms increased nine times between and Textile factories in Britain used enormous quantities of cotton from America.

It seemed, for all intents and purposes, a crop that gave its growers great financial and political power. If saved at all from the blight of this monopoly, the South will be saved, not in New York or Boston, but in Liverpool, — not by the thinkers of America, but by the merchants of England.

The factor also played an important role in providing plantation supplies and credit to the planter throughout the planting year as the need arose. It is opposed to that, then, without which a republic cannot hope to exist; it is opposed to and denies the whole results of two thousand years of experience.

Mayer and the Rev. And though the United States instituted a ban against importing slaves early in the 19th century, the growing need for slaves to farm cotton inspired a large and thriving internal slave trade.

Was our government a lucky guess, and theirs an unfortunate speculation? Upon leaving the weave shed, most unbleached gray goods undergo one of many finishing treatments. What, then, is all this thirty years' turmoil, of which the world is growing sick, about?

But it is said that slaves are property, without voice or influence in the government, and that the ignorance of the black is no obstacle to the intelligence of the white.

It makes the rich richer, and the poor poorer; for, as, according to the creed of the dynasty, capital should own labor, and the labor thus owned can alone successfully produce cotton, he who has must be continually increasing his store, while he who has not can neither raise the one staple recognized by the Cotton dynasty, nor turn his labor, his only property, to other branches of industry; for such have, in the universal abandonment of the community to cotton, been allowed to languish and die.

There were also charges for storing the crops in warehouses as well as wharfage and labor fees. The cure must be a more thorough one.

Glen Ely. Thus, planters proved to be risky investments; factors, however, were not. Most notably, the second story door lacks a balcony. This is of special interest in light of the recently increased tension over racial issues across the United States—and whether that tension might be leading to a return to darker days in our history.

Exports increased frompounds in to 18 million pounds by and more than 90 million pounds a decade later. By the turn of the century, more whites than blacks were tenants. Cotton is king.Life. The eldest son of Senator William Washington Gordon [circular reference], of Georgia, he graduated B.A.

from Yale University inbefore returning to Savannah to become a cotton and rice broker, forming the firm of Tison & Gordon in Commissioned into the Georgia Hussars as a Lieutenant at the outset of the American Civil War inGordon fought with distinction being. Get this from a library! King cotton and his retainers: financing and marketing the cotton crop of the South, [Harold D Woodman].

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