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Cotton and People in America

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Offers the stories of the men, women, and children who toiled in America's cotton industry, from sharecroppers to slaves, through oral histories, archival photographs, and text about their dangerous duties and working conditions.
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Nonfiction, c2006
ISBN: 9780439639019
Characteristics: 120 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Cotton has been one of America’s most important crops, but it was hard on the slaves who harvested it and the mill workers who spun and wove it, who are quoted in the book.


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