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The Textile Industry in North Carolina

A History

By Brent D. Glass

The Textile Industry in North Carolina

Approx. 133 pp., 6 x 9, 53 halftones

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8652-6256-0
    Published: January 1992

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Distributed for the North Carolina Office of Archives and History

Author Brent D. Glass examines North Carolina's textile industry from its roots in the spinning wheels and handlooms of the colonial and antebellum periods through the massive buy-outs, consolidations, and plant closings of the 1980s. Contains more than 50 black-and-white illustrations and a selected bibliography.

About the Author

Brent D. Glass earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 2002 he has served as director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Previously, he served for fifteen years as the executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
For more information about Brent D. Glass, visit the Author Page.