Nicholas Lemann





Nicholas Lemann



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The Promised Land: The Grea...

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The Big Test: The Secret Hi...

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Redemption: The Last Battle...

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Out of the Forties

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Fast Track

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On Meritocracy

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“The cotton gin made it possible to grow medium- and short-staple cotton commercially, which led to the spread of the cotton plantation from a small coastal area to most of the South. As cotton planting expanded, so did slavery, and slavery’s becoming the central institution of the Southern economy was the central precondition of the Civil War. What”
Nicholas Lemann, The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America

“What the mechanical cotton picker did was make obsolete the sharecropper system, which arose in the years after the Civil War as the means by which cotton planters’ need for a great deal of cheap labor was satisfied.”
Nicholas Lemann, The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America

“In 1940, 77 per cent of black Americans still lived in, the South—49 per cent in the rural South. The invention of the cotton picker was crucial to the great migration by blacks from the Southern countryside to the cities of the South, the West, and the North. Between 1910 and 1970, six and a half million black Americans moved from the South to the North; five million of them moved after 1940, during the time of the mechanization of cotton farming.”
Nicholas Lemann, The Promised Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America

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