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...land emerged as the world’s leader of cotton manufacturing. From 1810 until the 1930’s New England economy flourished from cotton manufacturing. In addition, the cotton textiles led the industrialization of all American regions. The cotton mills were the first factories in the American South, and the “mill villages,” which turned into towns, expanded the southern economy from being dependent on agriculture, to having industry as well. By the 1930’s, the American South had replaced New England as the primary cotton-manufacturing region by offering even lower wages to their desperate workers. Race to the Bottom methods of business are cruel and horrific to those who work in the industry’s that partake in such methods. As profitable as Race to the Bottom is, it clearly demonstrates a lack of regulation and brutality, which we do not see in the American workplace today.
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