By Weymouth T. Jordan,Kenneth R. Johnson
Ante-bellum Alabama’s fundamental curiosity was once agriculture; the executive crop used to be King Cotton; and most people have been agriculturalists. cities and towns got here into life to provide the rural wishes of the kingdom and to approach and distribute farm commodities. equally, Alabama’s commercial improvement begun with the manufacture of implements for farm use, based on the state’s agricultural needs. Rural-agriculture impacts ruled the yankee scene; and during this appreciate Alabama used to be common of her area in addition to of many of the United States.
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