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Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

Patricia J. Vittum

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The first edition of this reference work became known as the bible of turfgrass entomology upon publication in 1987. It has proved invaluable to professional entomologists, commercial turf managers, ... More


Conclusion: The Boll Weevil's Lost Revolution

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter deals with the lost revolution of the boll weevil, the myth of whose destructiveness was born in the fields of Texas when the first few bugs began damaging American cotton and has proven ... More


Coleopteran Pests: Family Curculionidae

Patricia J. Vittum

in Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter addresses several species of billbugs and weevils which damage turfgrass in North America. These insects have historically been classified in the family Curculionidae. At least 11 ... More


Myth Making on the Cotton Frontier

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the mythical stories of the boll weevil on the cotton frontier. The boll weevil affected Texas, destroying thousands of tons of cotton. Its facility for destructing a field of ... More


Cultures of Resistance in Texas and Louisiana: Tenants Make Sense of the Boll Weevil

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents a demographic snapshot of tenancy in Texas and Louisiana at the time of the boll weevil's initial spread. Just as USDA and state officials attempted to manipulate news of the ... More


“Map Maker, Troublemaker, History Maker”: The Boll Weevil Threatens the Delta

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the anxiety of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta about the boll weevil. The boll weevil forced planters to tighten their grip on Delta society. From the moment of its arrival in 1908 ... More


Delta Solutions Big and Small

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reports the solutions of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta to the boll weevil. The Delta and Pine Land Company (DPLC)'s fight against the boll weevil was linked to both its legacy and its ... More


“The Herald of Prosperity”: The Promise of Diversification in Alabama

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the diversification in Alabama. In 1910, the boll weevil stood on the Alabama border, as farmers, businesspeople, and government experts wondered what changes the pest would ... More


“You Will Be Poor and Ignorant and Your Children Will Be the Same”: The Boll Weevil Myth Transformed

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter addresses the transformation of the boll weevil myth. The moment of diversification's failure in Enterprise indicated a shift in the boll weevil myth, which began to change from a ... More


Cotton's Obituaries: The Boll Weevil in Georgia

in Boll Weevil Blues: Cotton, Myth, and Power in the American South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226292878
eISBN:
9780226292854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226292854.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses in detail the boll weevil in Georgia, where the image of the boll weevil as the destroyer of the plantation system has proven stronger and more lasting than in any other state. ... More


Boll Weevils, Worms, and Moths: A Hundred-Year War

D. Clayton Brown

in King Cotton in Modern America: A Cultural, Political, and Economic History since 1945

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737981
eISBN:
9781604737998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737981.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the struggle against boll weevils. The Mexican boll weevil (A. grandis) became the most dreaded insect pest of the South, with its capacity to wipe out entire fields of cotton. ... More


Minor Insect Pests

Patricia J. Vittum

in Turfgrass Insects of the United States and Canada

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501747953
eISBN:
9781501747977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501747953.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter identifies minor insect pests. Many turfgrass insects and mites are considered major pests, either because they are troublesome on a regular basis over a wide geographic area or cause ... More


Conclusion

Erin Stewart Mauldin

in Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865177
eISBN:
9780190865207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865177.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As Reconstruction ended and the “New South” dawned, the ever-expanding Cotton Kingdom and the coercive crop arrangements it engendered formed the basis of a stagnating regional agricultural system ... More


The Changing Partisanship of the South and Its Impact on National Politics

Charles S. Bullock, Susan A. MacManus, Jeremy D. Mayer, and Mark J. Rozell

in The South and the Transformation of U.S. Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190065911
eISBN:
9780190065959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065911.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

For generations many assumed that Democratic hegemony in the South would last forever. Civil rights and the national Democratic Party’s move to the left reconfigured partisan competition in the ... More


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