King Cotton

Cesar Carrillo

King Cotton


King cotton was a slogan during the American Civil War.The slogan was succesful in mobilizing support.By summer 1861 the union blockade shut down over 95% of exports.Consequently the stratagy proved a failure for the confederacy-king cotton did not help the new union.Not all farmers flourished however. Many farming families who came to texas after the Civil War faced disappointment and failure.

A new system

A new system of farm labor developed after the end of the civil War,gently affecting the lives of manyTexans.After the war many smaller farms replaced the vest plantation.