The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 90, July 1986 - April, 1987 Page: 110
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Governor Long, prevented from leaving Louisiana because of a dis-
pute with his lieutenant governor, became a major political controversy
as he attacked Sterling and the Texas legislature through the press and
over the radio. In the long run, the Texas legislature was willing to pass
only an acreage reduction bill instead of requiring total prohibition.
The Texas act doomed the cotton holiday movement, even though
several attempts were made during the next several weeks to salvage it.
Even Long recognized the truth and abandoned the plan.
Robert E. Snyder has provided a thorough monograph that details
the entire movement and sets it in its larger national context. His re-
search is exhaustive, and his writing style is lively. Although a small part
of the agricultural crisis of the depression era, this movement has
needed a chronicler. This is, without question, the definitive work on
Wayne State College DONALD W. WHISENHUNT
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