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Set in the 1850s, this book describes the destitution which fell upon Lancashire when the supply of cotton from the US was cut off, silencing the mills. The book follows Kit Ormerod who foresaw what might come and pleaded for his fellow Lancashiremen to look for their cotton elsewhere.

King Cotton 1966, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780002214063

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