Introduction to the study of commerce for beginners (1901) by F. R. Clow

Introduction to the study of commerce for beginners 



 Mr. Clow's book is significant of a large and beneficial change in the development of secondary education in the United States. The program of the secondary schools is being steadily broadened and strengthened, and this not only by the better teaching of old subjects but by the introduction of new. The modern languages, the natural sciences, political and social sciences, have been added, and as time has progressed, have been taught with greater detail and with better methods. Among the subjects recently added to the program's infrequent use is economics, and Mr. Clow's book constitutes an addition to the tools available for the teacher in this branch of knowledge. 


I have expressed myself elsewhere 1 as to the expediency of the addition of economics to the curriculum of the high school. Properly taught, it can be brought within the compass of pupils of high school age; it can be made truly liberalizing and enlighten- ing for them, and it can aid in making them better workers and better citizens. Probably those pupils who propose to go on from the secondary school to the college and university do better in postponing  In a paper read before the Harvard Teachers' Association, and printed in the Educational Review for May 1899.

excerpt from the table of contents:

1. Problem 1 

2. The Motive Power 3 

3. The Nature of Commerce, . . . ' . . . 6 

4. The Merchant 9 

5. Division of Labor and Production on a Large Scale . 11 

6. The Rise of Commerce 14 

7. The Use of Money in Commerce 19 

CHAPTER II 
THE MATERIALS OF COMMERCE: MERCHANDISE 

8. Classification 24 

9. The Foods 27 

10. The Textiles 30 

11. Minerals and Others 33 

CHAPTER III 
THE FOREIGN COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES 

12. Articles Imported . . . . . . . .37 

13. The Tariff 44 

14. The Source of our Imports 46 

15. Articles Exported 61 

16. Destination of our Exports 67 

17. The Balance of Trade 62 

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