New-Orleans Commercial Bulletin: A Chinese View of Trade and Industry, Vol. XXXVIII, Number 230, September 27, 1869.
New Orleans, LA: 1869. 20 column inch article in newspaper describing China's refusal to allow innovative labor saving machinery into the country to take the place of the common laborer. "If the foreigners ... should be able to force the authorities at Pekin to consent, the provincial rulers... would still resist their introduction... [T]here would still remain the myriads of common people who, in the extremity of their poverty, would see how they could better themselves, and rise to oppose the foreigners in a manner ... the authorities in China could not repress." 23 x 29.5", 4pp, 20 column inches, period folds, very clean. Good + overall. Item #25120