Hanging by a Thread: Social Change in Southern Textiles

Hanging by a Thread: Social Change in Southern Textiles

by Jeffrey Leiter, Michael D. Schulman, Rhoda Zingraff
     
 

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Hanging by a Thread brings together research by sociologists and historians on textile workers in the southern United States. What emerges is an important case study of the effects of industrialization, modernization, and the development of capitalism on a fragile industry.

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Hanging by a Thread brings together research by sociologists and historians on textile workers in the southern United States. What emerges is an important case study of the effects of industrialization, modernization, and the development of capitalism on a fragile industry.

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Brings together research by sociologists and historians on textile workers in the southern US. Historical examples of labor force integration and labor-capital struggles precede an analysis of current trends and problems in the industry. These include import competition, deindustrialization and capital flight, and changes in the composition of the labor force. Contributors also analyze problems of the industry in the South in comparison to those of Great Britain, France, and Canada. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780875461748
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1991
Series:
12/1/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.71(d)

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