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The Conquest of Labor: Daniel Pratt and Southern Industrializationby Evans, Curtis J.
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Retail Price: $49.95
Issue: Spring 2002
Curtis J. Evans creates the first biography of this important New Hampshire native turned Southern industrialist. Pratt's cotton gins included the largest in the world by the eve of the Civil War and became a household name in cotton-growing states. Prattville, the site of his operations, was one of the South's most celebrated early manufacturing towns.