Texas, Cotton, and the New Deal


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Cotton supplied the Native Americans with clothing fibers before the Spanish ever entered Texas. It drew Southern settlers fleeing U.S. antislavery trends during the Mexican Republic in the 1820s. By the early 1930s, cotton was produced in 223 of the 254 counties in Texas and was a central element in the Texas economy. The Great Depression created a major disruption that threatened to destabilize the entire Lone Star State. In this book, Keith J. Volanto relates the story of the New Deal's efforts to aid Texas cotton ...

Texas, Cotton, and the New Deal 2015, Texas A&M University Press, College Station

ISBN-13: 9781603442992

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Texas, Cotton, and the New Deal 2004, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9781585444021