Assess the impact of the American Civil War on the plight of Weavers in India during second half at the 18th century.
As raw cotton was being exported to England, there was a shortage of raw materials.
When the American Civil War broke out, and the cotton supplies from the United States were cut off, Britain turned to India. As raw cotton exports from India increased, the price of raw cotton shot up. Weavers in India were starved of supplies and forced to buy raw cotton at higher prices.