Chapter 14 SummaryChapter 14 Summary
Woolens manufacture had been central to England’s economy since the Middle Ages. What England’s weavers needed was a more productive way of spinning yarn. The spinning machines of the late 1700s
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The Industrial RevolutionThe Industrial Revolution
Covered England’s landscape. Wealthy large landowners bought much of the land that had been owned by poor village farmers. They introduced improved farming methods by rotating crops annually and increasing the size of their animals
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Business Day Chinese Textile Mills Are Now Hiring in Places Where Cotton Was KingBusiness Day Chinese Textile Mills Are Now Hiring in Places Where Cotton Was King
Ni Meijuan, center, with trainees at Keer Group’s cotton mill in South Carolina. Keer, a Chinese manufacturer, set up a factory in the United States in part because textile production in China is becoming increasingly unprofitable
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