Details how cotton-growers transformed the swamplands of northwestern Mississippi, northeastern Louisiana, northeastern Arkansas, and southern Missouri into cotton fields, overcoming a host of environmental problems.A similar scenario occurred in Louisiana, where the state government also assumed responsibility for levee construction. After the costly flood of 1867, levee repair became the province of the Board of Public Works in 1868. Because the boardanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Final Frontiers, 1880-1930|
|Author||:||John Solomon Otto|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 1999-01-01|