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Title: The cotton trade of Malta 1750-1800
Authors: Debono, John
Keywords: Cotton -- Malta -- History
Cotton trade -- Mediterranean Region -- History
Cotton trade -- Malta
Cotton trade -- Law and legislation -- Malta
Issue Date: 1981
Publisher: Midsea Books
Citation: Debono, J. (1981). The cotton trade of Malta 1750-1800. Archivum : the journal of Maltese historical research, 1, 94-125.
Abstract: By the end of the eighteenth century most of the available land in Malta had been given over to the cultivation of cotton, then the main cash crop for the island. Cotton was cultivated at the expense of other products: vines, wheat, barley and cumin, the latter being also exported in small quantities. Land covering one or two tumoli sown with cotton could provide a means of livelihood to a family. It was advantageous at the time to buy foodstuffs from Sicily instead of growing them at home.
Appears in Collections:Archivum : the journal of Maltese historical research : number 1
Archivum : the journal of Maltese historical research : number 1

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