Because cotton could be cleaned faster, they needed more slaves to pick cotton. Cotton becomes the greatest wealth in the South. Became known as cotton kingdom. More than half of the southern farmers did not own slaves.
Scarlett O'Hara... They Don't Make Them Quite Like You, Anymore
Now get back to work. I can't do everything at Tara all by myself. SUELLEN: What do I care about Tara? I hate Tara! SCARLETT: Don't you ever dare say you hate Tara again! It's the same as hating Pa and Ma.
My grandpa grew cotton, lots of cotton. I had a job in summer of hoeing it, and in the fall of picking it. I was too young to hoe or pick much, but I remember picking cotton gave me really sore finger tips.
Creek Indian Mother from Alabama. Grew up picking cotton, hard labor for little pay. She and her husband worked hard and raised a family in very difficult times. She lived to be almost old, missing it by 5 months. Her name was Ruby McGhee Barnhill.