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The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

From colorful threads found on the floor of an ancient Georgian cave to the Indian calicoes that fueled the Industrial Revolution, The Golden Thread illuminates the history behind thread such as the fabric that allowed mankind to shatter athletic records or the textile technology that granted us the power to survive in space.  Exploring the enduring association of textiles with “women’s work,” Kassia St. Clair “spins a rich social history that also reflects the darker side of technology” (Rachel Newcomb, Washington Post).

- 8 pages of color photographs
- Kassia St. Clair
- 368 pages
- 5.5 inches W x 8.25 inches L
- Paperback
- Liveright
- 2021
- General History
- Item #: 978-1631499012