[Marxism] India, Egypt, and... Paraguay if need be

Nestor Gorojovsky nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
Mon May 30 12:39:01 MDT 2005


Respuesta a:"Marxism Digest, Vol 19, Issue 76"
Enviado por:marxism-request at lists.econ.utah.edu
Con fecha:30 May 2005, a las 12:00

> Only the plantation owners regarded the reconstruction governments as
> oppressive.
> 
> The owners were indignant that the government taxed them to support
> interracial  
> schools for all children. During the Civil War, the British began
> growing cotton in  
> Egypt and India. With the oversupply of cotton after the war, the
> price of cotton  
> collapsed. In many cases, the plantation owners could not pay the
> taxes and had to sell  
> their plantations to rich Northerners..

It proved unnecessary, but England also expected to grow cotton in 
Paraguay once the war of the slavocrats of Brazil and the oligarchs 
of Buenos Aires and Uruguay had razed that country to the ground.

This is a chapter of the history of cotton that is seldom forgotten.

> 



Néstor Miguel Gorojovsky
nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar

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