Cotton

Author: Stephen Yafa
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143037224
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A history of cotton's impact on the world describes how the fiber has been at the center of conflict and controversy, rendering nations into industrial powers, in a chronicle that documents cotton's domestication some 5,500 years ago, its key role in the colonization of the New World, and its post-Industrial Revolution part in transforming communities, prompting innovations, and promoting slavery. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Cotton The Biography of a Revolutionaryfiber

Author: Stephen Yafa
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 9781613838600
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ranging from its domestication 5,500 years ago to its influence in creating fashion empires, this volume is a detailed look at the plant that fooled Columbus into thinking he'd reached India, that helped start the Industrial Revolution and the American Civil War, and made one bug--the boll weevil--world famous.

World Clothing and Fashion

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317451678
Format: PDF, Docs
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Taking a global, multicultural, social, and economic perspective, this work explores the diverse and colourful history of human attire. From prehistoric times to the age of globalization, articles cover the evolution of clothing utility, style, production, and commerce, including accessories (shoes, hats, gloves, handbags, and jewellery) for men, women, and children. Dress for different climates, occupations, recreational activities, religious observances, rites of passages, and other human needs and purposes - from hunting and warfare to sports and space exploration - are examined in depth and detail. Fashion and design trends in diverse historical periods, regions and countries, and social and ethnic groups constitute a major area of coverage, as does the evolution of materials (from animal fur to textiles to synthetic fabrics) and production methods (from sewing and weaving to industrial manufacturing and computer-aided design). Dress as a reflection of social status, intellectual and artistic trends, economic conditions, cultural exchange, and modern media marketing are recurring themes. Influential figures and institutions in fashion design, industry and manufacturing, retail sales, production technologies, and related fields are also covered.

Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History

Author: Caryn E. Neumann
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: 0313355029
Format: PDF, Docs
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Major help for African American history term papers has arrived to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. Students from high school age to undergraduate will be able to get a jump start on assignments with the hundreds of term paper projects and research information offered here in an easy-to-use format. Users can quickly choose from the 100 important events, spanning from the expansion of the slave trade to North America in 1581 to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest and then offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as iPod and iMovie. The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are then annotated, followed by vetted, stable Web site suggestions and multimedia resources, usually films, for further viewing and listening. Librarians and faculty will want to use this as well. With this book, the research experience is transformed and elevated. Term Paper Resource Guide to African American History is an invaluable source to motivate and educate students who have a wide range of interests and talents. The events chronicle the long struggle for freedom and equal rights for African Americans.

The 100 Most Important American Financial Crises An Encyclopedia of the Lowest Points in American Economic History

Author: Quentin R. Skrabec Jr.
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440830126
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Covering events such as banking crises, economic bubbles, natural disasters, trade embargoes, and depressions, this single-volume encyclopedia of major U.S. financial downturns provides readers with an event-driven understanding of the evolution of the American economy. • Supplies up-to-date information on financial crises from crashes to natural disasters that is relevant to high school and college students in history, government, business, and economics classes • Offers a look at causes, responses, and ultimate outcomes of financial crises decades later, allowing readers to perceive unintended consequences of free trade agreements or new technology • Documents how events far outside average American citizens' awareness can culminate in a financial crisis that greatly impacts their everyday lives, and the cyclical nature of the nation's economy • Includes key primary documents, a chronology of key dates, an appendix of relevant sources, and an index organized by category, company names, and personal names

Grain of Truth

Author: Stephen Yafa
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698190238
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A Pollan-esque look at the truth about wheat: meal or menace? No topic in nutrition is more controversial than wheat. While mega-sellers like Grain Brain and Wheat Belly suggest that wheat may be the new asbestos, Stephen Yafa finds that it has been wrongly demonized. His revealing book sets the record straight, breaking down the botany of the wheat plant we’ve hijacked for our own use, the science of nutrition and digestion, the effects of mass production on our health, and questions about gluten and fiber—all to point us toward a better, richer diet. Wheat may be the most important food in human history, reaching from ancient times to General Mills. Yafa tours commercial factories where the needs of mass production trump the primacy of nutrition, and reports on the artisan grain revolution. From a Woodstock-like Kneading Conference to nutrition labs to a boutique bakery and pasta maker’s workshop in Brooklyn, he also finds that there may in fact be a perfect source of wheat-based nutrition. Its name is sourdough. For readers of Salt Sugar Fat and The Omnivore's Dilemma, Grain of Truth smoothly blends science, history, biology, economics, and nutrition to give us back our daily bread. From the Hardcover edition.

Seeds of Hope

Author: Jane Goodall
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1455554480
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this wise and elegant New York Times bestseller, Jane Goodall examines the critical role that trees and plants play in our world. SEEDS OF HOPE takes us from Goodall's home in England to her home-away-from-home in Africa, deep inside the Gombe forest, where she and the chimpanzees are enchanted by the fig and plum trees they encounter. She introduces us to botanists around the world, as well as places where hope for plants can be found, such as The Millennium Seed Bank. She shows us the secret world of plants with all their mysteries and potential for healing our bodies as well as Planet Earth. Looking at the world as an adventurer, scientist, and devotee of sustainable foods and gardening--and setting forth simple goals we can all take to protect the plants around us--Goodall delivers an enlightening story of the wonders we can find in our own backyards.

Cotton s Renaissance

Author: Timothy C. Jacobson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521808279
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A history of Cotton Incorporated's impact on the cotton market in the United States.

King Cotton

Author: Sven Beckert
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406659225
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Vor mehr als 250 Jahren wurde das Reich errichtet, in dem King Cotton herrscht. Krieg, Sklaverei und Ausbeutung standen an seiner Wiege. Während fremde Kulturen rücksichtslos zerschlagen wurden, häuften Händler im Zusammenspiel mit der Staatsgewalt enorme Vermögen an. Ein neues ökonomisches Prinzip begann seinen globalen Siegeszug. Sven Beckert, Professor für Geschichte an der Harvard-Universität, schildert die Geschichte des Kapitalismus im Spiegel eines Produktes, das heute jeder von uns am Leibe trägt – der Baumwolle. Die Geschichte des Kapitalismus gehört zu den spannendsten Themen der aktuellen Geschichtswissenschaft. Fast immer aber geht es dabei um einzelne Epochen oder Regionen. Sven Beckert wagt in seinem brillanten Buch erstmals eine übergreifende Darstellung, die anhand einer einzigen Ware höchst anschaulich zeigt, wie der Kapitalismus entsteht, sich gleichsam einübt und nach und nach die Lebensverhältnisse und Arbeitsbedingungen, ja das Schicksal der Menschen überall auf der Welt seinen Bewegungsgesetzen unterwirft. Das Resultat ist ein ebenso verstörendes wie erhellendes Buch darüber, wie unsere globale Welt von heute entstanden ist.

Great Lives from History John Ericsson Irving Langmuir

Author: Alvin K. Benson
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587655241
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Provides in-depth critical essays on important men and women in all areas of achievement, from around the world and throughout history, and includes 409 essays covering 413 individual inventors (including 27 women).--From publisher's note, p. vii.