Yorkshire and Lancashire ascendant: England's textile exports to New York and Philadelphia, 1750-1805

Maw, Pete (2010) Yorkshire and Lancashire ascendant: England's textile exports to New York and Philadelphia, 1750-1805. The Economic History Review, 63 (3). pp. 734-768. ISSN 0013-0117

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0289.2009.00506.x

Abstract

This article uses American merchants' papers to identify the leading English textile exporters to New York and Philadelphia (1750–1805). It shows that Yorkshire and Lancashire took the initiative from London after 1783. The north's ascendancy stemmed from refinements to a well-functioning trading system rather than from the creation of wholly new channels of trade. The emergent exporters of Leeds and Manchester were driven as much by the dictates of sales as of manufacturing; their factory investments were just one component of a series of connections with production. American importers retained their role as intermediaries between English exporters and backcountry retailers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L100 Economics
V100 History by period
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 12:25
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4684

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