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Tag Archives: Cotton

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  • 5
    Jun

    2013

    Making Cotton

    Cotton is a substance used to make clothing, bags, and other items that are bought and sold globally on a daily basis. But how do we turn that little boll of cotton filled with seeds into

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  • 31
    May

    2013

    Galley Giveaway! COTTON by Giorgio Riello

    In honor of Cotton’s release, we’re hosting a galley giveaway! As historian Giorgio Riello points out in his book, cotton was a global commodity that was traded from East to West and everywhere in...

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  • 22
    May

    2013

    Cotton: The Quiz

    How well do you know the history of Cotton? Take our quiz to find out, and look for Giorgio Riello’s Cotton (on sale June 28) for more on the history of the fabric that defined trade. Cotton:...

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  • 15
    May

    2013

    When Cotton was Banned: Indian Cotton Textiles in...

    From the mid-seventeenth century onwards, Indian textiles were imported by the European East India companies and were sought after by consumers not just in England, but in most European countries. These...

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  • 4
    Jan

    2013

    2013: I Resolve to Read

    Welcome to 2013 at Cambridge University Press! A new year means new books, which means we are very excited. ...

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