The Story Of Sea Island Cotton by Richard PorcherThe Story Of Sea Island Cotton by Richard Porcher

The Story Of Sea Island Cotton

byRichard Porcher, Sarah Fick

Paperback | February 28, 2011

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The cultivation, harvesting and sale of sea island cotton was one of the most important economic forces in the southeastern United States from 1790 to just before the Civil War and, to a lesser extent, in the early twentieth century.

This impressively researched book traces the journey of the Gossypium barbadense seed from the Andes to the Caribbean and thence to suitable growing conditions found on the barrier islands from North Carolina to Florida. The story of sea island cotton encompasses the planting, cultivation, harvesting, ginning and market preparation of this highly profitable plant, along with the reasons for its demise as an important agricultural and economic force in the region.

Dr. Richard Dwight Porcher is a noted field biologist and former professor of biology at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. An authority on the flora of his native state, he is author of Wildflowers of the Carolina Lowcountry and Lower PeeDee and A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina Sarah Fick is a graduate of Conve...
Title:The Story Of Sea Island CottonFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:200 pages, 10 × 7 × 2.2 inShipping dimensions:10 × 7 × 2.2 inPublished:February 28, 2011Publisher:Gibbs SmithLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423617630

ISBN - 13:9781423617631