By: Jacqueline Field, Marjorie Senechal, and Madelyn Shaw
Texas Tech University Press: 2007
Seller ID: 725898
Condition: 320 pages, 100 b/w photos, & illus., 12 color photos, cloth, Texas Tech University Press
At one time America's silk industry was the largest in the world. Silk was late to be industrialized, well after cotton and wool. Nonetheless, nineteenth-century American entrepreneurs rapidly built a silk industry with levels of production once unimaginable.
American Silk, 1830-1930 traces the evolution of the American silk industry through three compelling and very different case studies: the Nonotuck Silk Company of Northampton, Massachusetts; the Haskell Silk Company of Westbrook, Maine; and the Mallinson Silk Company of New York and Pennsylvania. The mills specialized in different prod... View More...