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The fibre that changed the world : the cotton industry in international perspective, 1600-1990s

Author: D A Farnie; David J Jeremy
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Series: Pasold studies in textile history, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cotton has been a vital industry for many nations. Always it has been a vehicle for factory-based production and associated industrialization. Subsequently it has frequently served as a focus for the readjustment of mature industrial economics. This volume offers new perspectives on an industry of global significance." "The data and the views presented offer a range of challenges to currently-accepted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fibre that changed the world.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)654282101
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D A Farnie; David J Jeremy
ISBN: 0199255660 9780199255665
OCLC Number: 55908601
Notes: "Pasold Research Fund."
Awards: Winner of Shortlisted for the Wadsworth Prize 2005.
Description: xxiv, 614 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: The role of cotton as a world power, 1780-1990 / Douglas A. Farnie and David J. Jeremy --
The role of merchants as prime movers in the expansion of the cotton industry, 1760-1990 / Douglas A. Farnie --
The Lancashire cotton industry, the Royal Navy, and the British Empire, c. 1700-1960 / John Singleton --
The international diffusion of cotton manufacturing technology, 1750-1990s / David J. Jeremy --
Technological evolution in cotton spinning, 1878-1933 / Gary Saxonhouse and Gavin Wright --
International changes in cotton-manufacturing productivity, 1830-1950s / David J. Jeremy --
Organization and management in the global cotton industry, 1800s-1990s / David J. Jeremy --
Technology transfer to the Catalan cotton industry: from calico printing to the self-acting mule / J.K.J. Thomson --
The birth of the Dutch cotton industry, 1830-1840 / Alfons van der Kraan --
It could have been worse: the West German cotton industry, 1945-1990 / Stephan H. Lindner --
The Russian technical society and British textile machinery imports / Stuart Thompstone --
Path dependence and the origins of the cotton textile manufacturing in New England / Joshua L. Rosenbloom --
The role of cotton textiles in the economic development of India, 1600-1990 / Douglas A. Farnie --
Rural manufacture in China's cotton industry, 1890-1990 / Linda Grove --
Organizational changes in the Japanese cotton industry during the inter-war period: from inter-firm-based organization to cross-sector-based organization / Takeshi Abe --
The development of factory management in Japan during the early stages of industrialization: the Kanegafuchi cotton-spinning company before the First World War / Tetsuya Kuwahara --
International circumstances surrounding the post-war Japanese cotton textile industry / Kaoru Sugihara --
The role of the cotton industry in economic development / Douglas A. Farnie.
Series Title: Pasold studies in textile history, 14.
Other Titles: Cotton industry in international perspective, 1600-1990s
Responsibility: edited by Douglas A. Farnie and David J. Jeremy.
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Offers global perspectives on the cotton industry. This book aims to challenge the argument of the destructive impact of western competition upon the craft industries of Asia. It concludes with a  Read more...

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