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  • Tags: Textiles

Cotton Spinning--1880.jpg
Two maps from an historical atlas show the rise of a southern textile industry, especially during the early 20th century. By 1926, the long-dominant New England region of textile manufactures was about even with the south; in another twenty years it…

Cotton Manufacturing.jpg
This simplified chart from US Census data shows how dramatically the location of cotton manufacturing in the US shifted from New England to the Southern states. There were several causes, including proximity to cotton fields, newer machinery, and…

Textile Employment.png
This graph shows dramatic effects caused by the globalization of manufacturing over the last few decades. While virtually all US sectors have suffered, it has been by far the worst in the textiles and apparel industry--with 70% and 85% job loss,…

New York Textile Mills.jpg
This survey from the Official American Textile Directory shows some175 New York communities with some sort of textile firm, in most cases more than one (for example, the town of Perry has three). Also noted on the map are rail lines connecting the…
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