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" The principal market for our own fabrics is found among the thrifty working-people, who constitute the great mass of our population. It has therefore happened that, although we have not until recently undertaken the manufacture of very fine fabrics, the... "
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1879
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Selections Illustrating Economic History Since the Seven Years' War

Economic history - 1895 - 647 pages
...fabrics is found among the thrifty working-people, who constitute the great mass of our population. It has therefore happened that, although we have not...mainly on fashion and style for their use, and that arc purely articles of luxury. As has been stated, the substantial fabrics that constitute the main...
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Introduction to the Study of Economics

Charles Jesse Bullock - Economics - 1897 - 511 pages
...own fabrics is found among ^c th^fty working people, who constitute the great mass of our population. It has therefore happened that, although we have not...exception of France. It is for the wants of the million tnecotton Industry. Value of product 1840. 1880. 1890. Pounds of raw cotton | consumed ( 846,850,000...
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Readings in the Economic History of the United States

Ernest Ludlow Bogart, Charles Manfred Thompson - Economics - 1916 - 862 pages
...we have not until recently undertaken the manufacture of very fine fabrics, the average quality of fabrics that we do make is better than that of any...and shall never be likely to resume their import. . . . In 1860 the whole number of spindles in the United States was 5,235,000. ... In 1880 the number...
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