Author:Jacqueline Field, Marjorie Senechal, and Madelyn Shaw

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American Silk, 1830-1930: Entrepreneurs and Artifacts

By: Jacqueline Field, Marjorie Senechal, and Madelyn Shaw

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press: 2007

Seller ID: 725898

ISBN: 0896725898

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 info