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An economic history of the silk industry, 1830-1930

An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830–1930, first published in 1997, is an ambitious historical analysis of the development of a major commodity. Dr Federico examines the rapid growth of the world silk industry from the early nineteenth century to the eve of the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Print Book, English, 1997
University Press, Cambridge, 1997
xv, 259 p. : il., map ; 24 cm.
9780521581981, 0521581982
1. Introduction; 2. The characteristics of the industry; 3. The growth in the long run; 4. Consumption of silkwares and demand for silk; 5. The demand for silk: an analysis by country; 6. The roots of growth: agricultural production; 7. The industry: technical progress and structural change; 8. Institutions and competitiveness: the markets; 9. Institutions and competitiveness: the state; 10. Conclusions; Statistical appendix; References; Index.