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Apr 11, 2021 - 00:56 AM By Gerard Helferich

Gerard Helferich traces the life of a modern cotton farmer, exploring the traditions of growing cotton that have endured since ancient times, and the current forces that threaten to drive small farmers from the land.
  • Title: High Cotton: Four Seasons in the Mississippi Delta
  • Author: Gerard Helferich
  • ISBN: 9781582433530
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Hardcover

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Mark Apr 11, 2021 - 00:56 AM
Briskly paced, clearly organized and compulsively readable, which is saying a lot considering how much technical information the book contains, High Cotton starts with the ancient, rich soil of the Mississippi River plain and travels through three centuries of colonial and American history till Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Delta in 2005 It tells the story of cotton farming and how it shaped the culture and economy of the United States by focusing on a single year on a single farm in north [...]
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Elisabeth Apr 11, 2021 - 00:56 AM
I bought this because it s very rare for me to see books about the Mississippi Delta in bookstores here in Florida, and I felt that anyone who was going to write about the subject should be encouraged But frankly I thought that it might turn out to be a little boring, so I was pleasantly surprised to discover that this wasn t the case Mr Helferich has a fluid and engaging writing style He supplied background on both the Delta s history and the modern methods of growing cotton quite helpful for s [...]
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Chris Meads Apr 11, 2021 - 00:56 AM
This book was interesting It followed Zack Killebrew for a year as he grows cotton, corn and siybeans Not only do you learn what cotton farming is all about but the history behind the cotton, before and after the Civil War, and the plight of the Negroes, from slaves to sharecroppers to free men You learned the biology of the cotton plant, and the pests that lived off the plants such as the boll weevil and the boll worm.The third factor was economics how did the farmers such as Zack survive when [...]
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J.P. Apr 11, 2021 - 00:56 AM
Wasn t sure whether I would find this book engaging I m not from the South and don t know anything about cotton other than that I like wearin it but I thoroughly enjoyed it The author does a great job of bringing all the drama and risk inherent in the cotton farming lifestyle to the page, and does so with the help of a very sympathetic character in Zack Killebrew Not just a true portrait of one man s annual tangle with the elements, with his machinery, with his not always reliable help and with [...]
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Jennie Apr 11, 2021 - 00:56 AM
Interesting book about cotton farming, race, and the Mississippi Delta Author follows a farmer through one growing season, which happens to coincide with hurricanes Katrina and Rita A little too much detail on the many, many machines involved in growing, harvesting, and ginning cotton.
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Ann Apr 11, 2021 - 00:56 AM
I live in a cotton growing region of Texas and bought this book to understand the technology, seasons, problems etc It fit the bill It was fun also to follow the author around on GoogleEarth.
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Steve Comstock Apr 11, 2021 - 00:56 AM
Like any book that hones in on one item, this one tends to take its subject to be the be all end all for all of Mississippi Delta history It s interesting, but a little too narrow minded.
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Renea Winchester Apr 11, 2021 - 00:56 AM
Excellent, well written Kudos to Helferich.
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Ben Apr 11, 2021 - 00:56 AM
A great book on cotton growing, society, economics.
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High Cotton: Four Seasons in the Mississippi Delta By Gerard Helferich Gerard Helferich traces the life of a modern cotton farmer, exploring the traditions of growing cotton that have endured since ancient times, and the current forces that threaten to drive small farmers from the land.

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