Silk Hopes in Colonial South Carolina

Marsh, Ben (2012) Silk Hopes in Colonial South Carolina. The Journal of Southern History, 78 (4). pp. 807-854. ISSN 0022-4642. (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The article discusses attempts to produce silk in colonial South Carolina, highlighting the economic, social, and political impacts of the state's colonial sericulture. The author highlights methods for producing silk, including discussions of public incentives and private investment, and describes the social impact of silk farming in terms of gender relations and British imperialism. The significance of the amount of silk produced in South Carolina is discussed, and the author notes the impact of silk farming in terms of labor, slavery, and plantations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: E History America
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Ben Marsh
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 10:56 UTC
Last Modified: 08 May 2018 08:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49640 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Marsh, Ben: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7056-1813
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