Rivoli Chapter 3
Identify the collection of resources available to farmers in the
happened to the importance of mules as cotton producers moved to
factors led to the Bracero program? How did the program meet growers’ 3
labor requirements? Why were
4. What was the AAA? How did it lead to the demise of sharecropping?
5. How did differences in farm size lead to differences in the adoption of mechanical cotton harvesters?
7. Rivoli characterizes the Reinsches’ farm history as “a narrative of discovery after discovery”. List several of these discoveries. What institutions, working in concert, made this possible?
8. How have the number and ownership of cotton gins changed during the past century? How did this affect the Reinsches?
9. List 6 products that the non-lint portion of harvested cotton is used in.
10. What are 3 ways that growers have pooled resources to profit from production?
did buyers from domestic mills consider
12. How does Nelson Reinsch avoid the risks of price fluctuations?
all of the subsidies how much more was the price the
did Step 2 subsidies protect cotton growers and textile mills? Where in the
Write one example of how
18. Use the terms literacy, property rights, commercial infrastructure, and scientific progress to explain Rivoli’s hesitancy to immediately do away with US subsidies.
19. Who was Ned Cobb? Where do farmers like him grow cotton currently?