Cinderella of the New South: A History of the Cottonseed Industry, 1855-1955

Front Cover
Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1995 - History - 280 pages
For decades after the Civil War, the cottonseed industry played a critical role in the economy of the American South - an importance that previous historical accounts of the region have barely acknowledged. In Cinderella of the New South, Lynette Boney Wrenn fills a major gap in scholarship by tracing the story of the cottonseed industry from its antebellum origins through its transformation during the first half of the twentieth century.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Beginnings of the American Cottonseed Industry
1
March 1845
7
Cottonseed Buying and Selling
22
Cottonseed Crushing
43
Drawing of W R Fees Cotton Seed Huller Patented 11 August 1857
46
Drawing of F A Wellss Cotton Seed Hulling Machine Patented 26 October 1869
47
A CottonseedOil Mill in West Memphis Arkansas 1936
52
A Truckload of Cottonseed Coming into a CottonseedOil Plant Clarksdale Mississippi 1939
53
OilMill Belts and the Machinist in Waco Texas 1939
62
Working on the Hydraulic Presses in Waco Texas 1939
63
Removing a Chinese Hair Mat from Cottonseed Cake in Clarksdale Mississippi 1939
65
Hydraulic Presses and a Machine for Removing Cottonseed Cake from Mats Waco Texas 1939
66
Oil Being Pressed from Cottonseed in Clarksdale Mississippi 1939
67
Removing Cottonseed Cake from Hydraulic Presses after the Oil Has Been Removed Waco Texas 1939
68
Stacks of Cottonseed Cake in Clarksdale Mississippi 1939
69
CottonseedOil Refining and Manufacturing
73

Unloading Cottonseed in Waco Texas 1939
54
Unloading Cottonseed in Waco Texas 1939
55
Cottonseed in Storage in Waco Texas 1939
56
Pushing Cottonseed onto a Conveyor in Waco Texas 1939
57
Sweeping Up around the Machines That Remove Linters from the Seed Waco Texas 1939
58
A Steel Mill Roll Which Separates Linters from the Cottonseed in Waco Texas 1939
59
A Laborer Stuffing Linters into a Baling Machine in Waco Texas 1939
60
A Workman Pushing a HandTruck of Linters in Waco Texas 1939
61
Organization of the Cottonseed Industry
86
Cottonseed Price Fixing and Politics
105
World War I and Postwar Shocks
120
The Worlds Richest Seed
126
The Location of CottonseedProducts Mills
135
Competition and Cooperation between the World Wars
138
End of the Hydraulic Era
162
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1995)

Lynette Boney Wrenn has taught history at Memphis State University and Southwestern College.

Bibliographic information