The King Of California

The King Of California

The King Of California

J.G. Boswell was the biggest farmer in America. He built a secret empire while thumbing his nose at nature, politicians, labor unions and every journalist who ever tried to lift the veil on the ultimate "factory in the fields." The King of California is the previously untold account of how a Georgia slave-owning family migrated to California in the early 1920s,drained one of America 's biggest lakes in an act of incredible hubris and carved out the richest cotton empire in the world. Indeed, the sophistication of Boswell 's agricultural operation -from lab to field to gin - is unrivaled anywhere. Much more than a business story, this is a sweeping social history that details the saga of cotton growers who were chased from the South by the boll weevil and brought their black farmhands to California. It is a gripping read with cameos by a cast of famous characters, from Cecil B. DeMille to Cesar Chavez.

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The King Of California
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Mark Arax, Rick Wartzman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-02-16 - Publisher: PublicAffairs

J.G. Boswell was the biggest farmer in America. He built a secret empire while thumbing his nose at nature, politicians, labor unions and every journalist who ever tried to lift the veil on the ultimate "factory in the fields." The King of California is the previously untold account of how
The King of California
Language: en
Pages: 18
Authors: Francis Drake
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04 - Publisher:

An Excerpt From An Eighteenth Century Account Of Drake's Voyage Around The World.
History of California. 1884-90
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Hubert Howe Bancroft
Categories: British Columbia
Type: BOOK - Published: 1886 - Publisher:

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The King of California
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Authors: Patrick Welch
Categories: British Columbia
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Double Dragon Publishing

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Tobacco Among the Karuk Indians of California
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: John Peabody Harrington
Categories: Indians of North America
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