Cotton is King was the economic justification for the South succeeding from the Union. King Cotton, as powerhouse commodity would carry the economy. They forgot that cotton was just a raw material dependent on fabrication generally in the North. This, being described as such in 1895 - three decades after The American Civil War ended - was a not so subtle reminder. Still, it must be noted, the labor conditions did not improve vastly in the South. It was not until the 1920s that a machine effectively replaced hands for the harvest of the prickly crop. Translated into six languages on the reverse: French, German, Spanish, Swedish, and Russian. Very good condition, limited foxing. It measures 7 x 3.5 inches and weighs about 1/4 oz. Published by Strohmeyer & Wyman, NYC, 1895.