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Table Of Contents

List of Illustrations
Series Editor's Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction. The Material (Con)Texts of Global Modernity
Part 1. The Empire's New Clothes: British Publics and Imperial Politics, 1650–1720
Chapter 1. Patterns for Plantation: New World Silk and the Natural History of Settler
Colonialism
Chapter 2. Indo-Atlantic Modernity: The Early Global Cotton Trade and the Emergence of Racial Capitalism
Part 2. Revolutionary Threads: New World Publics and Insurgent Economies, 1750–1800
Chapter 3. The Republic of Homespun: Material Economies of the American
Revolution
Chapter 4. Materializing the Black Atlantic: African Captives, Caribbean Slaves,
and Creole Fashioning
Part 3. The Fabric of American Empire: Imagined Communities and New Geographies, 1600–1865
Chapter 5. Oriental America: Silk Geographies in the Era of the Early Republic
Chapter 6. Empires in Rags: Hemispheric American Material and Literary Texts
Conclusion. Weaving Revolution in the Global South
Notes
Essay on Sources
Index