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Early Business Periodicals at the Library of Congress

Industry-Specific Periodicals

The periodicals described in this section are concerned primarily with the internationally traded cotton, corn, sugar, coal, iron, and steel. Throughout most of the 19th century, America exported agricultural commodities. In 1860, approximately 15% of America's exports were manufactured and semi-manufactured goods, but by 1910 they were about 50% of its exports.