Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
An important first book on an essential chapter of the South's economic history.--Journal of Southern History
An informative and detailed study of the innovators who developed the technology and the entrepreneurs who established the tufted carpet industry in the Dalton region of northwest Georgia.--Journal of Appalachian Studies
Places the distinctive story of the tufted carpet industry within broad and well-informed historiographical contexts.--Georgia Historical Quarterly
This fine book will immediately become the standard text in what promises to be a growing field of scholarship. Dalton's carpet revolution has much to say to historians of business, labor and regional economic development.--Douglas Flamming "Author of Creating the Modern South "
A very important book for several different audiences. The rise of the tufted carpet industry in northwest Georgia is one of the most significant episodes in the economic development of the modern South and an important case study in the history of American manufacturing since World War II. The Dalton carpet industry story is, as Patton and Parker demonstrate conclusively, one of 'indigenous entrpreneurial capitalism' and as such offers a needed corrective to the interpretation of southern industrialization that focuses solely on the attraction of capital, technology and firms from outside the region. The carpet story, in sum, will be of interest to those who care about the future of manufacturing as well as about its past.--Robert C. McMath "Author of American Populism "
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