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  • King Cotton Presented by: Xavier Adams
  • Slavery
  • Arrival
  • Types of Cotton
  • Population of Slaves
  • Cotton Gin
  • Planters
  • Benefits
  • King Cotton
  • Cotton "It was work hard, git beatins and half fed ... . The times I hated most was pickin' cotton when the frost was on the bolls. My hands git sore and crack open and bleed."--Mary Reynolds, Slave Narrative from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
  • Video http://www.gpb.org/georgiastories/videos/king_cotton_and_the_cotton_gin
  • Source Jean M. Westhttp://www.slaveryinamerica.org/history/hs_es_cotton.htm