American silk, 1830-1930 : entrepreneurs and artifacts
At one time Americas silk industry was the largest in the world. Silk was late to be industrialized, well after cotton and wool. Silk conjures the exotic, the precious, and the labor of handwork. This study show us how American entrepreneurial ingenuity made possible large-scale silk production and the creation of a once-thriving industry.
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Texas Tech University Press, Lubbock, Tex., ©2007