Cotton Culture and the South Considered with Reference to Emigration Volume 3

Cotton Culture and the South Considered with Reference to Emigration Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...to his failure when brought into competition with white labor. White labor is being slowly introduced in some cotton growing sections, and succeeds admirably. Under all the disadvantages of a first season with men who call speak no English, actual experience shows a difference of fifty per cent in results between the whites and the blacks in favor of the former. Colonies of Germans have settled in various parts of the South and are doing well. It is imperatively necessary that immigrants should go in colonies, to protect themselves from the predatory inclinations of the blacks: otherwise they will raise neither stock nor poultry. The whole of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee, threefourths of Georgia, Texas and Arkansas, and one-half at least of South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisana, offer suitable and healthy homes for the white man the whole year round. A bale of cotton to the acre is a safe estimate for our rich bottom-lands; and a New England farmer would make light of attending to ten acres of the staple, besides making all the provisions needed for his family and farm. Lands are abundant and cheap, but are now daily enhancing in value. Improved plantations, which one year ago could have been bought for a mere song, are now readily selling at ten dollars to fifteen dollars per acre; but even this figure, in many instances, does not represent the value of the improvements. Unimproved property is still selling at low figures, say from fifty cents to five dollars per acre, according to location and quality. Our land in this section needs fertilizers to warm up our soil so that our cotton will start off early in the spring. If we had the capital to buy guano, to give our entire crop a light coat, we could make...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737792
  • 9781236737793