The Cotton Question; The Production, Export Manufacture, and Consumtion of Cotton. a Condensed Treatise on Cotton in All Its Aspects Agricultural, Com

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 Excerpt: ...No branch of industry probably ever rose to such magnitude in so brief a time. Producing a very large annual supply above the actual wants of the country, and of a material superior in quality to the yield of any other land, the United States possesses by virtue of this crop an interest in the commerce of ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 Excerpt: ...No branch of industry probably ever rose to such magnitude in so brief a time. Producing a very large annual supply above the actual wants of the country, and of a material superior in quality to the yield of any other land, the United States possesses by virtue of this crop an interest in the commerce of the world, which could not be secured by means of a product less peculiar in its nature, or less intimately connected with the social condition of civilized Europe. This cotton chain not only binds one section of our land to the other, but unites England to us "With links more durable than links of steel." English and American fabrics made from our cotton are known over the whole globe, and in the markets of China and India take precedence of the products of the indigenous staple, in some fabrics, not only because they are better, but because they can be purchased even there at lower prices. Thus, this improved product of the soil in America, aided by the inventions of Arkwright, Watt, and Whitney, is even now more powerful than armies in securing the advancement of civilization and enlightened liberty. Their influences are yet to increase as the demand for cotton is augmented. There must be more soil devoted to its culture, or that already under tillage must be improved in fertility. More laborers must bend to the work, or the industry now so applied must be rendered more productive. And none of these changes can be accomplished without visible effects upon the social and political affairs of mankind. CHAPTER IX. COTTON SEED--CHEMICAL COMPOSITION--UTILITY OF SURPLUS SEED--FOOD FOR CATTLE--MANURE--OIL--OIL-CAKES. Pkof. Jackson has made several analyses of cotton seed, which, together with his remarks suggested by his examination, we here present ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150621819
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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