The Cosmopolitan Volume 46

The Cosmopolitan Volume 46

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...the ships that cross and recross the sea "are weavingd.thhe wtfirp an t ewoo o the world's civilization." The ships of western Europe go f o rt h lad e n with cotton goods. England leads in t h e m i g h t y world-trafiic. That kingdom h as h ad th e far-seeing wisdom to provide cheap transportation b e t w e e n t h e factories of England a n d the consuming countries. And G e r in a n y ' s wonderful rise to rivalry is due to the clear vision that sees the future of its empire on the sea. The new successes of Japan are founded upon the multiplying exports from its cottonmills. The Sunrise Kingdom is actually selling abroad more cotton goods than silk, and hitherto silk has been commercially supreme in the Far East. In fact, cotton goods constitute _the most important factor in the commerce of every great country except America. There is portent of great and revolutionary DANIEL SULLY changes in the world's trade in cotton goods. It is inconceivable that other nations can go on at the expense of America, winning trade triumphs with a commodity which they do not naturally possess, which they cannot obtain in sufficient quantities outside of the United States, and which they could not manufacture at a profit but for the fact that we sell the product near and, at times, even below the cost of raising it. There is no logical reason whythe United States should sell E u r o p e only four million dollars' worth of finished cotton goods a year while that part of the world exports to us in o r e t h a n fifty million dollars' worth. And there is no logical reason why it should continue to be possible a n d profitable f o r a little, halffrozen country on the roof of E u r 0 p e to reach out to America, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236830946
  • 9781236830944