Manuscript Collection

"Cotton in the Coast and Upland Fields of South Carolina" - Accession 1301- M645 (699)


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Accession 1301 - M645 (699)

Inclusive Dates



Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

5 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an article titled, “Cotton In The Coast And Upland Fields Of South Carolina” taken from Frank Leslie’s Magazine and written by Jennie Haskell Rose (1856-1935) in 1880. The Article contains a detailed account of the growing and processing of cotton in South Carolina. It is a straightforward account of the different types of cotton and the methods used to turn it into wearable fabric. What is most striking about the article is its portrayal of African-Americans and its pro-slavery bias. It depicts a South still struggling to find itself after the Civil War and the failure of Reconstruction.


Transferred from Special Collections.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

LC Subject Headings

Cotton growing--South Carolina; Cotton gins and ginning--South Carolina; African American farmers--South Carolina