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Undone By Desire: Migration, Sex Across Boundaries, And Collective Destinies In The Greater Caribbean, 1840–1940

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Finance and industrial capitalists regarded regional marketing strategies as vital interests. Investment and marketing strategies in turn shaped labor migrations. The acquisition of raw materials for the transatlantic worsted industry required a global oceanic reach protected by imperial systems. Regional economic development organized a transatlantic worsted industry during the nineteenth century. Overproduction and high profits resulting from Civil War demands for military cloth ushered in the first tariffs on woolen goods in 1867. From the beginning, Yorkshire worsted manufacturers had a clear perception of regional and transatlantic competition, the markets for their products, and their use of labor migrants. By 1850, West Yorkshire contained 90 percent of all worsted operatives in England and 50 percent of their number resided in Bradford parish. Internal and external migration shaped the worsted industry in Yorkshire and made it an integral part of the Atlantic labor economy.

Keywords:Atlantic labor economy; investment; labor migrants; labor migrations; raw materials; transatlantic worsted industry; Yorkshire worsted industry



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