The Geography of Commerce: A Text-book

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Macmillan, 1906 - Commercial geography - 410 pages


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Page 140 - The north, in an unrestrained intercourse with the south, protected by the equal laws of a common government, finds in the productions of the latter great additional resources of maritime and commercial enterprise, and precious materials of manufacturing industry. The south, in the same intercourse, benefiting by the agency of the north, sees its agriculture grow and its commerce expand.
Page 140 - North, it finds its particular navigation invigorated ; and while it contributes in different ways to nourish and increase the general mass of the national navigation, it looks forward to the protection of a maritime strength to which itself is unequally adapted. The East, in a like intercourse with the West...
Page 392 - CRAWFORD, Principal. Worcester Academy, Worcester, Mass. " Your book has given us good satisfaction. It is the best School History I know of to give the student a clear conception of the origin and the development of our institutions. It presents to him lucidly and forcefully the questions which have been either the sectional or the party issues of the past; it portrays in a singularly felicitous manner our wonderful growth in population and resources.
Page 39 - The superiorities that, at a given time, one people may display over other peoples, are not necessarily racial.
Page 140 - The West derives from the East supplies requisite to its growth and comfort, and what is perhaps of still greater consequence, it must of necessity owe the secure enjoyment of indispensable outlets for its own productions to the weight, influence, and the future maritime strength of the Atlantic side of the Union, directed by an indissoluble community of interest as one nation.
Page 90 - GENERAL RELATION OF CEREAL PRODUCTION OF THE UNITED STATES TO POPULATION of cereal production has advanced west of the Mississippi. The available land is thus utilized for crop growth in advance of the movement of population. A question of very great importance is the relation that exists between the increase of population and the increase of cereal production, and in recent years there has been much discussion as to whether the...
Page xx - ... fortunate as well as unique in its authorship. Dr. Trotter is a scientist and geographer of high standing, while the editor. Dr. Herrick, who was associated with him in the preparation and revision of the manuscript, is a trained economist. Both are experienced and successful teachers. Moreover, the text has been studied by high school students, and the matter so altered as to bring it fairly within their comprehension. The Geography of Commerce gives a clear presentation of the existing conditions...
Page 255 - Nance farther inland, having been cut off from the sea by the silting up of the river. Havre, at the mouth of the Seine, is the seaport of Paris and is important in the United States and South American trade. By extensive work in deepening the channel of the Seine, the city of Rouen, further inland, has been made a seaport.
Page 146 - ... largely fortuitous, and springing from our intense absorption, for many years, in domestic industry and internal development. In other words, we have reached a surprising eminence in the exportation of manufactured goods, not because we were seeking that goal, but because, in developing our resources, in manufacturing for the home market, we attained an excellence and comparative cheapness of production which, to the astonishment of ourselves as well as of the world at large, has suddenly made...
Page 392 - CHARLES B. TRAVIS. Cutler School, New York City. " I have read a good many school histories of the United States...

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