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The Resource Cotton : the fabric that made the modern world, Giorgio Riello

Cotton : the fabric that made the modern world, Giorgio Riello

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Cotton : the fabric that made the modern world
Title
Cotton
Title remainder
the fabric that made the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Giorgio Riello
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today's world textile and garment trade is valued at a staggering $425 billion. We are told that under the pressure of increasing globalisation, it is India and China that are the new world manufacturing powerhouses. However, this is not a new phenomenon: until the industrial revolution, Asia manufactured great quantities of colourful printed cottons that were sold to places as far afield as Japan, West Africa and Europe. Cotton explores this earlier globalised economy and its transformation after 1750 as cotton led the way in the industrialisation of Europe. By the early nineteenth century, India, China and the Ottoman Empire switched from world producers to buyers of European cotton textiles, a position that they retained for over two hundred years. This is a fascinating and insightful story which ranges from Asian and European technologies and African slavery to cotton plantations in the Americas and consumer desires across the globe"--
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Riello, Giorgio
Dewey number
338.4/767721
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9870.5
LC item number
.R54 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cotton textile industry
  • Cotton trade
  • Cotton
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
Label
Cotton : the fabric that made the modern world, Giorgio Riello
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [296]-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: global cotton and global history -- pt.1. The first cotton revolution: a centrifugal system, circa 1000-1500. Selling to the world: India and the old cotton system ; 'Wool growing on wild trees': the global reach of cotton ; The world's best: cotton manufacturing and the advantage of India -- pt.2. Learning and connecting: making cottons global, circa 1500-1750. The Indian apprenticeship: Europeans trading in Indian cottons ; New consuming habits: how cottons entered European houses and wardrobes ; From Asia to America: cottons in the Atlantic world ; Learning and substituting: printing cotton textiles in Europe -- pt.3. The second cotton revolution: a centripetal system, circa 1750-2000. Cotton, slavery and plantations in the New World ; Competing with India: cotton and European industrialism ; 'The wolf in sheep's clothing': the potential of cotton ; Global outcomes: the West and the new cotton system ; Conclusion: from system to system; from divergence to convergence
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxvii, 407 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9781107000223
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012034005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • ocn809454971
  • (OCoLC)809454971
Label
Cotton : the fabric that made the modern world, Giorgio Riello
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [296]-394) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: global cotton and global history -- pt.1. The first cotton revolution: a centrifugal system, circa 1000-1500. Selling to the world: India and the old cotton system ; 'Wool growing on wild trees': the global reach of cotton ; The world's best: cotton manufacturing and the advantage of India -- pt.2. Learning and connecting: making cottons global, circa 1500-1750. The Indian apprenticeship: Europeans trading in Indian cottons ; New consuming habits: how cottons entered European houses and wardrobes ; From Asia to America: cottons in the Atlantic world ; Learning and substituting: printing cotton textiles in Europe -- pt.3. The second cotton revolution: a centripetal system, circa 1750-2000. Cotton, slavery and plantations in the New World ; Competing with India: cotton and European industrialism ; 'The wolf in sheep's clothing': the potential of cotton ; Global outcomes: the West and the new cotton system ; Conclusion: from system to system; from divergence to convergence
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxvii, 407 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9781107000223
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012034005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • ocn809454971
  • (OCoLC)809454971

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