American Industry Commerce Whales Candles 1840 U.S. Gov. Manufacturing bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
United States- Manufacturing- Industry- Commerce & Commercial Enterprises- Small business ownership & Labor- Resources of Country.
Extensive detailed documentation of commercial & economic life and wealth production within the United States in the first half of the 19th century (1840).
A broad assortment of specific major industries are identified, the same then outlined and compared for every state & territory in the country. Each state is further broken down county by county within each category, and then again by each most larger towns & cities.
Tables show total amount of dollar values, number of people engaged in each area, just a mind-boggling amount of detail. The social and economic insight into each state, town and region at this time is a unique snapshot into the nation at a level most people likely do not realize exists.
The areas covered include (to give a sampling for specific areas as named within the broader categories listed): Mining (gold, coal, iron, metals, salt, lead, marble), Agriculture (cotton, sugar, grains, live stock, cords of wood), Horticulture (gardens and nurseries), Commerce (capital and money invested), Fisheries (whale oil & bone), Forest Products (furs and skins, turpentine), Manufactures (arms & cannons, machinery, bricks, wool, cotton, silk, tobacco, hats, bonnets, leather goods, soap and candles, glass, ceramics, chocolate, paper, printing and binding, rope, musical instruments, carriages and horse wagons, mills, ships, furniture, houses, etc.).
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Statistics of the United States of America, Sixth Census, 1840. Aggregate Value and Produce, and Number of Persons Employed in Mines, Agriculture, Commerce, Manufacture & c., Exhibiting a Full View of the Pursuits, Industry and Resources of the U.S.A. Including D.C.,Territories of Wiskonsan (sic), Iowa and Florida.
1841, Washington, Blair and Rives. pp.409.
Book measures: 18 3/4" H X 24 1/4" W.
Large heavy volume.
Rebound in plain buckram with gilt lettered spine title (1965 stamp from bindery), contents clean, tight and sound. Final two leaves (pages) displaying various old tape repairs and soiled/ stained, however volume is complete.