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Dallas, cotton and the transatlantic economy, 1885–1956


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Abstract (summary)

This study investigates the impact of the cotton industry and its transatlantic links on Dallas and the North Texas area in the late nineteenth into the twentieth century. An important aspect of the examination includes how the cotton trade not only played an important economic role but fostered social and cultural links between Dallas, the State of Texas, and Europe, particularly Great Britain. The investigation of those transatlantic links will highlight the function of the cotton compress industry in the export of raw cotton and the part played by the Southwest Compress and Warehouse Association, headquartered in Dallas, in that export trade. In addition, an examination of the careers of key individuals in the cotton trade, British ex-patriates in particular, who contributed to making the Dallas Cotton Exchange a success, will provide some insight into their economic, social and cultural impact on the city of Dallas.

Indexing (details)


Subject
American history
Classification
0337: American history
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Cotton; Dallas; Economy; Texas; Transatlantic
Title
Dallas, cotton and the transatlantic economy, 1885–1956
Author
Hill-Aiello, Thomas A.
Number of pages
326
Publication year
2006
Degree date
2006
School code
2502
Source
DAI-A 67/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542863363
Advisor
Fairbanks, Robert
University/institution
The University of Texas at Arlington
University location
United States -- Texas
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3229563
ProQuest document ID
304903887
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304903887
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