• Sunrise over the Fort George River in the Timucuan Preserve.


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Sea Island Cotton Resources

Book Resources

Porcher, Richard Dwight and Fick Sara; 2005. Story of Sea Island Cotton. Wyrick & Company.

Schafer, Daniel L; "Zephaniah Kingsley’s Laurel Grove Plantation, 1803-1813" in Colonial Plantations and Economy in Florida, in Landers, Jane G., Ed. 2000. University Press of Florida.

Yafa, Stephen; 2005. Big Cotton. Viking.

Web Resources

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Bellis, Mary. Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin. About.com: Inventors.

Cotton’s Journey – The Story of Cotton; 2003. The Alaca Company.

The Cotton South before and after the Civil War, Chapter Outline from Major Problems In American Environmental History.

The Continental Gin.

The Great Cotton Revolution in England and America. August 31, 1861. The New York Herald.

Farmers Urged to Produce Sea Island Cotton. October 18, 2006. Jamaica Information Service.

Partners of the Americas Farmer to Farmer Program.

Gomes, Anthony, February 1, 2006. Spinning a Yarn. The Jamaican Observer.

Nevis Set to Revive Cotton Production. January 13, 2007. Caribbean Net News.

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Did You Know?

Historic drawing of a Timucua man with his hair in a top know

Timucua warriors wore their hair in a top knot, which made them appear taller. Historic drawings of Timucua and French contact show the Timucua to be of greater stature than the French. More...