The fabric of empire : material and literary cultures of the global Atlantic / Danielle C. Skeehan.
- Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020.
- Studies in early American economy and society from the Library Company of Philadelphia
Studies in early American economy and society from the library company of Philadelphia
xiii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Textile industry -- Atlantic Ocean Region -- History.
Paper industry -- Atlantic Ocean Region -- History.
Material culture -- Atlantic Ocean Region.
Atlantic Ocean Region.
- "This book combines material history with literary interpretation in a richly theoretical work of cultural history. The author examines the global textile trade alongside early Atlantic printing and papermaking and considers how these two related media were fundamental to the social fabrication of Atlantic subjects and Creole societies"-- Provided by publisher.
- Introduction. The material (con)texts of global modernity
I. The empire's new clothes: British publics and imperial politics, 1650-1720
Patterns for plantation: New World silk and the natural history of settler colonialism
Indo-Atlantic modernity: the early cotton trade and the emergence of racial capitalism
II. Revolutionary threads: new world publics and insurgent economies, 1750-1800
The republic of homespun: material economies of the American Revolution
Materializing the Black Atlantic: African captives, Caribbean slaves, and Creole fashioning
III. The fabric of American empire: imagined communities and new geographies, 1600-1865
Oriental America: silk geographies in the era of the early republic
Empires in rags: hemispheric American material and literary texts
Epilogue: weaving revolution in the global south.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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