GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA: FROM COTTON FIELDS TO TEXTILE CENTER OF THE WORLD

By: BELCHER, RAY

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The History Press 11/1/2006. New paperback. Signed by author.


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Amid the devastation left in South Carolina by the War Between the States, one of the few intact remnants of the pre-war life was a tiny cotton textile industry. For decades prior to the Civil War, the upstate textile industry rested unobtrusively near Greenville, its center of production, surrounded by former plantation fields of cotton. Now, when its state needed it the most, the textile industry, empowered by the vision of Greenville's Henry P. Hammett, rallied for its critical role in the resurrection of the Palmetto State's economy. Able to weather two world wars, the Great Depression and one of the bloodiest strikes in textile history, Greenville's textile heyday waned after 1970 in the wake of an influx of foreign imports. The impact of the industry on Greenville and South Carolina is hard to overestimate; many mills still stand, and street names honor past mill owners, builders and investors.

Title: GREENVILLE COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA: FROM COTTON FIELDS TO TEXTILE CENTER OF THE WORLD

Author Name: BELCHER, RAY

Categories: Paperbacks, South Carolina History, South Carolina Interest, Regional Nonfiction, Southern,

Publisher: The History Press: 2006

ISBN Number: 1596291540

ISBN Number 13: 9781596291546

Binding: PAPERBACK

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lbs: 1.31 lbs

Seller ID: 9781596291546N