New PDF release: A Common Thread: Labor, Politics, And Capital Mobility in

By Beth English

ISBN-10: 0820326283

ISBN-13: 9780820326283

With vital ramifications for reviews when it comes to industrialization and the effect of globalization, A universal Thread examines the relocation of the recent England cloth to the piedmont South among 1880 and 1959. in the course of the instance of the Massachusetts-based Dwight production corporation, the ebook offers an informative old reference aspect to present debates in regards to the non-stop relocation of capital to low-wage, principally unregulated hard work markets worldwide.

In 1896, to confront the consequences of accelerating country rules, exertions militancy, and festival from southern generators, the Dwight corporation grew to become one of many first New England cotton cloth businesses to open a subsidiary mill within the South. Dwight closed its Massachusetts operations thoroughly in 1927, yet its southern subsidiary lasted 3 extra a long time. In 1959, the department manufacturing facility Dwight had opened in Alabama turned one of many first fabric generators within the South to shut within the face of post-World battle II international competition.

Beth English explains why and the way New England cotton production businesses pursued relocation to the South as a key procedure for monetary survival, why and the way southern states attracted northern cloth capital, and the way cloth mill vendors, hard work unions, the country, brands' institutions, and reform teams formed the continuing move of cotton-mill funds, equipment, and jobs. A universal Thread is a case research that is helping offer clues and predictors concerning the procedures of attracting and relocating business capital to constructing economies in the course of the world.

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