The story of cotton and its manufacture into cloth in New Bedford paper read at meeting of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society by Crapo, Henry Howland

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Published by [Old Dartmouth Historical Society] in New Bedford, Mass.] .

Written in English

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  • Cotton manufacture,
  • Cotton,
  • Textile industry,
  • Economic conditions,
  • Economic history

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Statementby Henry H. Crapo
SeriesOld Dartmouth historical sketches -- no. 67, Old Dartmouth historical sketches -- no. 67.
ContributionsTaber, Edgar F., Old Dartmouth Historical Society (New Bedford, Mass.)
LC ClassificationsTS1564 .C73 1937
The Physical Object
Pagination[16, 22] pages
Number of Pages22
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27317281M

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