Image from page 261 of “A history of the United States of America, its people, and its institutions” (1915) – London Picture

Identifier: historyofuniteds03morr
Title: A history of the United States of America, its people, and its institutions
Year: 1915 (1910s)
Authors: Morris, Charles, 1833-1922
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Publisher: Philadelphia London : J.B. Lippincott Company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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rich and gave largecrops; and comfortable farm-houses, with large, well-filledbarns, were widely to be seen, while great flocks of cattleand sheep grazed in the fields. On the small New Englandfarms sheep and corn were the leading food products. TheMiddle States were famous for wheat. In the South greatplantations replaced the small farms of the North, and largecrops of tobacco, rice, sugar, etc., were produced. Cottonhad not yet become a leading product, but did so in a fewyears afterward, when the cotton-gin was invented. NorthCarolina yielded much tar, pitch, and turpentine. In addi-tion the forests yielded a supply of lumber that seemedinexhaustible. Manufactures.—Farmers in those days had none of theexcellent machines which are in use to-day, and had to workvery hard in their fields. Their work at home was as hard,for they had to make for themselves nearly everything theyneeded. While they were tilling the ground their wivesand daughters were spinning and weaving in the liouse.

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A Colonial Chair. 244 FROM COLONIES TO UNITED STATES. In the winter the men were kept busy making their owntools and articles of furniture, even hammering out thenails they needed and rude iron plates for ploughshares. Commerce.—New England was largely engaged in com-merce and the fisheries. Boston, New York, and Philadel-phia were busy centres of trade. Thiscommerce grew more active after thewar, and the wealth of the countrysoon increased. Tobacco and otherproducts brought high prices, the shipswere kept busy, and people began todress better, buy superior furniture,and live in more comfort than of old.But the merchants and shippers ofAmerica found the competition of Eng-land very severe, while the few manu-factures that had been started during the war could scarcelykeep at work in competition with the cheap products ofBritish workshops. Instead of soldiers, England now sentgoods, and they proved as hard to fight against by the smallAmerican manufacturing industries. Fuel.—At thi

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