Film: 7171

Feature Drama | 1940 | Sound | B/W


The southern states of the U.S.A.
Cotton pickers, black, carrying baskets, belching chimneys, huge looms processing, on rollers, pioneers felling trees, log cabins, 18th century man examines plant, tall ships in dock, black people picking out the seeds, Whitney invents a hand turn deseeder. Shots of Mississippi paddlers. Slave traders, tall ship slave on board. Battle with British, slaves thrown over board, black people picking in the south. Poor farm houses, then Southern mansions, silverware and elaborate meal set out. Southern ball, dancers. Hunting party. Anti-slavery 'Tom Brown's Cabin' thrown on a fire. Riots on the slave question. Civil War. Burnt mansions. Ploughing. cotton picking again. Skyscraper. Southern USA.

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