In Cotton High and Low: The History of a Carolina Cash Crop

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Presented by McKissick Museum at McKissick Museum, Columbia SC

Jan 14
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May 04
In Cotton High and Low: The History of a Carolina Cash Crop

Explore the material culture of cotton through these lenses, beginning with the natural history of the plant itself and progressing to the social effects of its cultivation in the US South.

Cotton has changed significantly from its humble roots as a plant growing wild in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world to its position today as the primary fiber in textiles. It has influenced the history of agriculture, labor, race, and gender, not only in the US South, but around the world. Explore the material culture of cotton through these lenses, beginning with the natural history of the plant itself and progressing to the social effects of its cultivation in the US South.

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McKissick Museum

816 Bull St, Columbia, SC 29208

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