Economic And Social History Of Chowan County, North Carolina, 1880-1915 Volume 76, No. 1

Paperback | May 10, 2012

byWarren Scott Boyce

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ...With the vast improvement in the general economic wel 1 Peanuts are the principal product sold to agents. The merchants, whom I have interviewed on this point, estimate that from sixty to seventy-five per cent of the mercantile business is done on time. fare, and with the change from a condition where the people consumed most of what they produced and produced most of what they consumed to a condition where they sell much of what they produce and buy much of what they consume--with these changes has come a big increase in the quantity and variety of goods carried by the general merchant. Besides dry-goods, groceries, drugs, stationery, hats, shoe, confectionery, snuff, tobacco, and hardware, some also handle furniture, farming utensils, cold drinks, millinery, and clothing. In short, many aim to supply practically all the demands of their customers, except a few special wants of the more fastidious. It should be noted, however, that the big mail-order houses are now doing considerable business in this section, a fact which is cutting into the trade of the local dealers, and which may eventually force them to discontinue certain lines. CHAPTER XIII Labor And Wages Cond1t1ons 1n 1880 Labor Supply.--Labor in 1880 was both plentiful and cheap. One could hire all he wanted of any kind he wanted, for any length of time he wanted, and at any time of the year he wanted. Farm hands of both races and sexes, fish hands--colored on the sound, mixed on the river, and domestics of both races--all were anxious to work, and were not so very particular about either the kind of work or the length of the hours. Rates of Wages.--There were day hands and monthly hands. Men doing common labor by the day received from forty to fifty cents and board, and from fifty to seventy cent...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 Excerpt: ...With the vast improvement in the general economic wel 1 Peanuts are the principal product sold to agents. The merchants, whom I ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:May 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217204074

ISBN - 13:9780217204071

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