Excerpt from The Facts of the Cotton Famine
It is said that a sculptor is never satisfied with h'n own work, and I can well understand the feeling; for I am but satisfied with my book, and know that if it had to be re-written it would be materially improved.
I have, however, endeavoured to render it useful as well as interesting, by including a sketch of the rise and progress of the manufacture, up to the occurrence of the American war; and of the later social developments amongst the working classes, such as strikes for wages, and the establishment of cooperative stores and manufacturing companies; and that the home trouble arme from our almost total dependence upon one foreign source of supply.
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