Big Business: Inside the Cotton Industry, 1st Edition

  • Marcia Amidon Lusted
  • Published By: Essential Library
  • ISBN-10: 1624022944
  • ISBN-13: 9781624022944
  • DDC: 338.17351
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Some commodities command massive economic, social, and political influence. This title examines the business around cotton, one of the world's top fiber crops. It explores cotton's deep historical influence, the way it is grown today, and its surprising uses in many high-tech fabrics. Features include essential facts, a glossary, selected bibliography, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Universal Fiber.
2: Ancient Threads.
3: Cotton and Slavery.
4: The US Cotton Industry.
5: A New Era.
6: Cotton Continues Growing.
7: Cotton Today.
8: Cotton and the Environment.
9: Cotton's Future.
Cotton Production 2015–2016.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Author.