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Cotton Belt: Yesterday and Today [motion picture] Indiana U Audio-Visual Center

Distributor:
Indiana U Instructional Support Ser 1961
Brief Annotation:
Tells the story of the changes that have taken place in the Southern states where cotton was, or still is being, grown. Pictures seventy-one locations to illustrate the cotton belt's geographic area and use of the land. Describes the growth of cotton as a money crop, but explains how farmers have begun to concentrate on other crops. Factors showing the industrialization and urbanization of the cotton belt emphasizes that although mechanized cotton growing is still a major agricultural activity, it is no longer king.
Publication Date:
1961