Figured Tapestry: Production, Markets and Power in Philadelphia Textiles, 1855 1941 Philip Scranton

ISBN: 9780521521369

Published: August 22nd 2002

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536 pages


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Figured Tapestry: Production, Markets and Power in Philadelphia Textiles, 1855 1941  by  Philip Scranton

Figured Tapestry: Production, Markets and Power in Philadelphia Textiles, 1855 1941 by Philip Scranton
August 22nd 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 536 pages | ISBN: 9780521521369 | 3.47 Mb

Focusing on the Philadelphia textile trades from the era of the Knights of Labor through World War II, this book is a study of industrial maturity and decline. The author assesses the significance and limits of industrial versatility, owner-operatedMoreFocusing on the Philadelphia textile trades from the era of the Knights of Labor through World War II, this book is a study of industrial maturity and decline.

The author assesses the significance and limits of industrial versatility, owner-operated businesses, craft labor and its organizations, and the agglomeration of specialized mills in urban districts. An interdisciplinary blend of business, labor, urban, and economic history, industrial geography, and the history of technology, the book illuminates the hidden world of batch production, the other side of American industrialization, and highlights both the benefits and the hazards of flexibility.



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