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No general history of southern farming since the nd of slavery has been published until now For the first time Gilbert C Fite has drawn together the many threads that make up commercial agricultural development in the Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) eleven states of the old Confederacy toxplain why agricultural change was so slow in the South and then to show how the agents of change worked after 1933 to destroy the old and.

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Ise of a capital base in the South mainly after World War II; technological innovation in farming uipment; and urbanization and regional population shiftsBased largely upon primary sources Cotton Fields No More will become the standard work on post Civil War agriculture in the South It will be welcomed by students of the American South and of United States agriculture conomic and social histor.

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Produce a new agricultureFite traces the decline and departure of King Cotton as the hard taskmaster of the region and the replacement of cotton by a somewhat democratically rewarding group of farm products poultry cattle swine; soybeans; citrus and other fruits; vegetables; rice; dairy products; and forest products He shows how such crop changes were related to other developments such as the

The son of educators and farmers Gilbert Courtland Fite grew up in rural South Dakota He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of South Dakota and completed his doctorate in history at the University of Missouri in 1945 From 1945 until 1971 Fite taught at the University of Oklahoma where he established his reputation as an agricultural historian After serving as presi

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