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an estate where cash crops are grown on a large scale (especially in tropical areas)

a newly established colony (especially in the colonization of North America)

garden consisting of a small cultivated wood without undergrowth

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The plot revolves around Cecil Gaines (Whitaker), who was raised on a cotton plantation in the 1920s and serves under several notable American presidents in his 34 years of tenure at the White House.
Covering the period from 1790 through the end of the Civil War, this study documents how the cotton plantation system expanded throughout the South and into Texas before the war and charts the repercussions in the postwar years.
The protagonist's fortunes decline precipitously when he's handed over to Edwin Epps, a cotton plantation owner who's fond of quoting scripture to justify soul-destroying acts of arbitrary violence against his laborers.
The clan not only used slaves on their cotton plantation in the West Indies, they also forced "child apprentices" to work for board and lodging only, often for up to 12 hours a day, in Quarry Bank, their Cheshire mill.
Joe Willie Perkins was born on a cotton plantation in Mississippi in 1913, and worked the fields from age 7.
Kitt grew up on a deprived cotton plantation in a segregated South Carolina, but by the age of 20 had toured the world having started out with the Paris-based Katherine Dunham Dance.
Thursday's report mentioned Jang as one of the officials accompanying Kim during inspections of production units, including a cotton plantation, run by the country's army.
Beatrix ``goes back'' as well, via a time-travel dream, to a cotton plantation where she sees a female slave named Yippee
She points out that the same formula that enabled western colonial expansion--foreign capital plus extractive agricultural industries plus coerced labor--gave rise in the Delta to a totalitarian regime controlled by a handful of wealthy hardwood and cotton plantation businessmen.
I grew up in the Delta on a cotton plantation four miles out from the town of Shaw, 10 miles south of Cleveland.
In other words, worry about what you look like, not what your clothing purchase is doing to the Earth, to cotton plantation workers, to exploited women and children in garment sweatshops.
Bush is a product of the Deep South tradition of the cotton plantation country, transplanted to the West Texas oil region.
Virgin Islands National Park protects several 18th century sugar and cotton plantation ruins, and those on the Maho Bay Estate are vitally important to preserving the island's history, said Doug Armstrong, a Syracuse University anthropology professor who has been working with the Park Service for several years.
Although it is true, as they emphasize, that southerners did retain considerable power in congressional committees through the end of the 1960s, their constituencies were changing and becoming more complicated, and they were by no means as responsive to cotton plantation owners as they had been earlier.