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Cotton Professor Beverly Lemire

Cotton By Professor Beverly Lemire

Cotton by Professor Beverly Lemire


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Cotton has literally changed the world. This book explores the fascinating history and present day practices associated with cotton.

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Cotton by Professor Beverly Lemire

This book explores the fascinating history and present-day practices associated with cotton. This is a story of commercial and cultural enterprise, of the ties and tensions between East and West, of technological and industrial revolution, social modernization, colonialism and slavery. Cotton's history mirrors profound global transformations. And cotton remains one of the most significant mass commodities today. Cotton's track record on labor conditions in factories and plantations has tarnished its history and reputation, even as cotton clothes became the hallmark of modern industrialized society. Cotton expressed popular fashions and popular politics in dynamic ways. Yet cottons also take other cultural forms and are part of vibrant craft traditions in many parts of the world. This book explores the history, impact and ongoing life of this hugely influential textile.

Cotton Reviews

The history of cotton has a tendency to mirror profound global transformation and this book explores the history, impact and ongoing life of this hugely influential textile. This is a story of commercial and cultural enterprise; of the ties and tensions between East and West; of technological and industrial revolution; social history, fashion and politics. Cotton remains on of the most significant mass commodities today, yet cotton also takes other cultural forms and is part of vibrant craft traditions around the world. * Embroidery magazine *

About Professor Beverly Lemire

Beverly Lemire is Professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair at the Department of History and Classics, and the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Maps and Illustrations 1. Introduction 2. Bound Up with Cotton: World Markets, Global Trade and Cotton History 3. Fashion's Favourite: The Social Politics of Cotton and the Democratisation of Style, c.1600-1820 4. Cottage, Mill, Factory, Plantation: the Industrialisation of Cotton and the New World Order, c.1400-1860 5. Crafting Comfort, Crafting Community: Cotton and the Rise of Quilt Culture in the West, c.1500-1940 6. Afterword: A World Refashioned Selected Bibliography Index

Additional information

GOR012616155
9781845203009
1845203003
Cotton by Professor Beverly Lemire
Used - Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20110301
192
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