Cotton Crisis

Cotton Crisis

Cotton Crisis

Cotton Crisis

Synopsis

Snyder traces the factors that led to the crisis--abundant crops, optimistic forecasts, surpluses, and labor unrest--and describes the proposed solutions. The suggested cotton holiday" met with opposition from the conservatives, but others greeted the plan with enthusiasm, calling state legislatures into special session to act on the proposal. Snyder sees the doomed holiday as the last gasp of the family farmer before the overwhelming tide of American agribusiness."

Originally published 1984.
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