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Economics and Trade • Movers and Shakers: A Discussion about Industry and Power

Women and children carding, drawing, and roving cotton in a textile factory, ca. 1835. The factory is operated by shafts and belting, which could be powered by water or steam. The carding engine (left) is delivering the cotton in a single rope-like "sliver." Carding, drawing, and roving are stages in the processing of cotton during which it is smoothed and stretched into "slivers" that will be spun into yarn.

MLA Citation

"Textile Factory." World History: The Modern Era, ABC-CLIO, 2019, worldhistory.abc-clio.com/Search/Display/2014947. Accessed 15 Oct. 2019.

Entry ID: 2169905

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