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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
Genre
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"--
Summary
"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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10217336
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Riello, Giorgio
Dewey number
338.47677
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cotton textile industry
  • Cotton trade
  • Cotton
Target audience
adult
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the fabric that made the modern world
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
Content category
text
Control code
000051730760
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 407 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9781107000223
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
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
Content category
text
Control code
000051730760
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 407 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9781107000223
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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