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To: LS

What percentage of the nation's economy did those industries make up prior to the disruption caused by the "unpleasantness?"


50 posted on 04/17/2006 12:53:59 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Old Professer

Off the top of my head, I don't know, but look at Huston's book. He has extensive analysis of all the industries in the U.S., by section. It's more extensive than you might think, although by 1860 of course the U.S. was still more than 50% agricultural.


56 posted on 04/17/2006 8:22:33 PM PDT by LS
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