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Shire Albums #194: the Silk Industry

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Sarah Bush studied history as a mature student and has researched the silk industry for the Macclesfield Silk Heritage. She continues to work on the technological aspects of silk. She lives in Manchester, which gives her the opportunity to study the industrial archaeology of the textile industry.

Synopsis:

New edition.

Synopsis:

First recorded in China about 2600 BC, its secrets reached Constantinople in 500 AD and England in the 14th century where Dutch and Huegenot workers together with the Jacquard loom benefitted it in the 1820s.

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Silk was first developed in ancient China as early as 2600 BC and over the centuries to follow it gradually spread first to South East Asia and then to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe along the silk route, becoming established in England in the fourteenth century. The early centers of the English silk industry, Spitalfields, Norwich and Cantebury, benefitted from the arrival of the Dutch or Huguenot silk workers and in 1718 the first factory system for producing silk was begun in Derby. This book traces the legendary silk route from China to the UK and explores the developments in silk production once it reached Europe, the changes to the loom, the popularity of silk clothing, and the industry's struggle with the removal of tariff protection. After reaching its peak in 1850, the industry began to decline with the introduction of Cobden's Free Trade Treaty of 1860 and was further diminished by the advent of artificial silk. Sarah Bush guides us through the ups and downs of the silk industry and provides a perfect introduction to the history of this ancient process.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747804406
Author:
Bush, Sarah
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
General
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
China
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Asia - China
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Silk industry
Subject:
Silk industry - Great Britain - History
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Subject:
Textiles
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Series Volume:
194
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
45 B/W
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
8.29x5.87x.27 in. .18 lbs.

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