New PDF release: From Can See to Can’t: Texas Cotton Farmers on the Southern

By Thad Sitton,Dan K. Utley

Cotton farming was once the single lifestyle that many Texans knew from the times of Austin's Colony up till international conflict II. if you happen to labored the land, it used to be a dawn-till-dark, "can see to can't," approach that required not just quite a lot of really expert abilities but additionally a willingness to gamble on forces frequently past a farmer's control—weather, bugs, plant illnesses, and the cotton market.

This certain ebook bargains an insider's view of Texas cotton farming within the past due Nineteen Twenties. Drawing at the thoughts of farmers and their descendants, lots of whom are quoted the following, the authors hint a 12 months within the lifetime of south critical Texas cotton farms. From breaking flooring to planting, cultivating, and harvesting, they describe the common projects of farm families—as good as their homes, nutrients, and garments; the cattle they relied on; their groups; and the vacations, actions, and observances that provided the farmers respite from not easy work.

Although cotton farming nonetheless is going on in Texas, the lifeways defined right here have approximately vanished because the nation has turn into hugely urbanized. therefore, this publication preserves a desirable checklist of an enormous a part of Texas' rural heritage.

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