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Bale O' Cotton the Mechanical Art of Cotton Ginning

by Karen Gerhardt Britton

  • ISBN: 9780890965108
  • ISBN10: 0890965102

Bale O' Cotton the Mechanical Art of Cotton Ginning

by Karen Gerhardt Britton

  • List Price: $29.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/1993
  • ISBN: 9780890965108
  • ISBN10: 0890965102
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Description: Bale o' Cotton: The Mechanical Art of Cotton Ginning offers a unique blend of fact and folklore about cotton ginning, the process that takes cotton from the field, separates fibers from seeds, and packages the lint into a bale for shipment to market. It traces the development of the industry, the equipment, and the techniques of this integral facet of American life from its beginnings in 1793, through its heyday in the Deep South, to its present technological peak. Out of the long days spent in the gin plant, a rich oral tradition developed, which included a broad sense of general history and an understanding of worldwide markets, an appreciation for the music of the machine (especially the steam engine), legendary individuals, and a folklore based on practical jokes. But the language, traditions, and cultural practices that developed around the cotton gin are now rapidly disappearing as modern technology minimizes the risks, inventiveness, and close working relationships between ginners and machines. To document and preserve the memory of this way of life, Karen Gerhardt Britton has collected material from numerous interviews with ginners, inventors, laborers, and historians. The abundance of illustrations and the availability of never-before-published archival material, thanks to the generous cooperation of the ginning industry, make this a valuable and fascinating resource for historians and lay readers alike.
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