The Cotton Kingdom: A Chronicle of the Old South

The Cotton Kingdom: A Chronicle of the Old South

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The Cotton Kingdom: A Chronicle of the Old South

The Cotton Kingdom: A Chronicle of the Old South

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The region which in the middle of the last century was known as the Cotton Kingdom extended a distance of more than a thousand miles from South Carolina to the neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas. The breadth of this country, from north to south, ranged from two hundred miles in Carolina and Texas to six or seven hundred miles in the Mississippi Valley. The land on which cotton could be easily grown measured perhaps as much as four hundred thousand square miles in 1850, if we count Texas, Arkansas, and Florida, which were then, however, yielding only small crops. Large areas in the lower South were not suited to cotton culture, although they contributed to the cotton kingdom other economic resources of no small . . .

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