Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts (MA)
American New England Studies
Haskell Silk Company, Silk Industry - Maine - Westbrook, Silk Industry - Social Aspects
This thesis makes several contributions to the history of American silks. It shows that some of the most exemplary and well known U.S. silks were manufactured by Haskell despite its location at the far periphery of the major Mid Atlantic silk manufacturing region. It traces the changes in the domestic silk product over time and argues that changing consumer tastes and lifestyle exerted a major influence on what was made and sold.
Field, Jacqueline, "Silk and Society: Silk Manufacturers and Users 1870-1930. Based on a Study of the Haskell Silk Company, Westbrook, Maine" (1997). All Theses & Dissertations. 24.