The cotton industry touches the lives of the vast majority of the peoples of the earth. The ensuing survey does not pretend to cover the field in all its diversity. It aims to give, in brief compass, such general facts concerning the industry in the United States as may enable the reader quickly to familiarize himself with its broader outlines.
41 | 17,050| 3,452 1880 |2,433,255| 308,045| 359,693| 59,126|204,500 | 65,325| 17,896 1890 |2,905,152| 837,641| 484,759|129,751|193,163 | 17,438| 93,588 1900 |2,302,128|1,619,173| 736,092|443,951| 54,950 | 74,635| 148,319 1910 |2,444,558|1,887,657| 968,422|393,327| 67,203 | 18,823| 102,346 1917 |2,387,101| | 658,553|369,213| 15,945 | 10,098|
Where Cotton is Grown and Spun and Why
We have seen (page 5) that the world's cotton crop is produced chiefly by the United States, with 56%; India, with 17%; China, with 13-1/2%; Egypt and Russia with 4-1/2%, the remaining 4-1/2% being made up by Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, Persia, Japan, and several other countries.
Primitive Methods of Growing in India
India is the first country wherein, so far as we have record, the growing of cotton reached the stage of an industry. There conditions are almost ideal, apparently, for the production of a great crop; yet, for man
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