Bertha S. Dodge

Cotton: The Plant That Would Be King


A fascinating read for any weaver or textile artist with an interest in history. This well-sized reflection on cotton's journey from useful shrub to industrial textile powerhouse is told through vignettes focusing on the various mechanical inventions that enabled cotton to realize its full economic value, contrasted by the social and moral consequences of cotton producers' blind pursuit of wealth.

Hard cover with black and white illustrations throughout.

Edition: 1984.

Condition: Solid, with slight tears to the dust jacket and some writing on the inside cover and faint markings on title page.

Measures: ~6"x9". 175 pages.