Cotton and Conquest: How the Plantation System Acquired Texas

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Kennedy begins with a detailed chronicle of the commerce linking British and French textile mills and merchants with Southern cotton plantations. When the cotton states seceded from the Union, they overestimated British and French dependence on Southern cotton. As a result, the Southern plantocracy believed that the British would continue supporting the use of slaves in order to sustain the supply of cotton--a miscalculation with dire consequences for the Confederacy.

Cotton and Conquest: How the Plantation System Acquired Texas 2013, University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN-13: 9780806143460

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