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cotton on porch.jpg
Cotton sits on the porch of a sharecropper's home, waiting to be collected and sold by the White farm owner. Black sharecroppers grow and harvest cotton, then the White landowners take the cotton into town and sell it. After "calculating the debts"…

Boll Weevil.JPG
This article argues that the Boll Weevil is not responsible for the Black Exodus from the south but rather, people came up north for economic reasons, including better wages, better hours, and a better education.

Texas Boll Weevil.pdf
The status of surrounding states cotton is discussed in the context of the spread concerns of Boll Weevils. Texas seems to be in a better situation due to higher cultivation rates.
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