Florence Molk - The rise, maturity and geographic diffusion of the cotton industry, 1760-1900

jpe:10606 - Journal of Philosophical Economics, November 20, 2010, Volume IV Issue 1 - https://doi.org/10.46298/jpe.10606
The rise, maturity and geographic diffusion of the cotton industry, 1760-1900Article

Authors: Florence Molk 1

This article examines the trajectory of the cotton industry, including calico printing, over the period 1760-1900. From its beginnings in England as a leading industry of the capitalist world-economy, it spread geographically on a major scale to finally reach the United States and Japan. Over the long term, it is argued that as it expanded and competition increased, profit rates tended to fall, although unevenly.


Volume: Volume IV Issue 1
Section: Articles
Published on: November 20, 2010
Imported on: December 28, 2022
Keywords: cotton,calico printing,leading industry,profit rates,capitalist world-economy,[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences

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