Industrial Revolutions: The Textile Industries, Volume 8 / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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This volume brings together nineteen significant articles on therole of textile industries in the Industrial Revolutions ofBritain, Europe, Japan, and the United States. In his introduction,the editor surveys the contribution the textile industries havemade to economic change. Textiles have played a major role in industrial transition.Traditional notions of industrial revolutions have, to a greatextent, been built on interpretation of changes in the textileindustries and the broader implications of these changes forsociety. The "heroic" advances in textile technology have been usedas benchmark dates in the chronology of industrialization, andtheories of industrialization and development have often dependedon the models provided by the experiences of these trades.
About the Author
D. T. Jenkins is Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History, University of York.
Table of Contents
General editor's introduction: R. A. Church and E. A. Wrigley.
Introduction: D. T. Jenkins.
1. Textile growth: D. C. Coleman.
2. Proto-industrialization: the first phase of theindustrialization process: Franklin F. Mendels.
3. An innovation and its diffusion: the 'new draperies': D. C.Coleman.
4. The supremacy of the Yorkshire cloth industry in theeighteenth century: R. G. Wilson.
5. Proto-industrialisation: the case of the West Riding wooltextile industry in the eighteenth century and early nineteenthcenturies: P. Hudson.
6. Hargreaves, Arkwright and Crompton. Why three inventors?: R.L. Hills.
7. Concentration and specialization in the Lancaster cottonindustry, 1825-1850: A. J. Taylor.
8. Labour, power and the size of firms in Lancashire cotton inthe second quaretr of the nineteenth century: V. A. C. Gatrell.
9. Financial Restraints on the growth of firms in the cottonindustry 1790-1850.: S. D. Chapman.
10. The rise of protection and the English linen trade,1690-1790: N. B. Harte.
11. Technology, transaction costs, and the transition to factoryproduction in the British silk industry, 1700-1870: S. R. H.Jones.
12. Enterprise and innovation in the British hosiery industry,1750-1850: S. D. Chapman.
13. Managers and machinery: an analysis of the rise of factoryproduction: Jon S. Cohen.
14. The launching of an 'infant industry'?: the cotton industryof Troyes under protectionism, 1793-1860: C. Heywood.
15. Regional integration and specialization in the Frenchworsted industry, 1819-1910: an aspect of industrialization inFrance: K. Honeyman and J. Goodman.
16. The textile industries in Silesia and the Rhineland: acomparative study in industrialization: Herbert Kisch.
17. Product quality and vertical integration in the early cottontextile industry: Peter Temin.
18. The growth of cotton textile production after 1815: RobertBrooke Zevin.
19. The diffusion of cotton processing and trade in the Kinairegion in Tokugawa Japan: William B. Hauser.