Ancient grains Map of the world showing approximate centers of origin of agriculture and its spread in prehistory: Gordon Childe to describe the first in a series of agricultural revolutions in Middle Eastern history. The period is described as a "revolution" to denote its importance, and the great significance and degree of change affecting the communities in which new agricultural practices were gradually adopted and refined.
Finishing Industry and Invention[ edit ] Before the s, textile production was a cottage industry using mainly flax and wool. A typical weaving family would own one hand loomwhich would be operated by the man with help of a boy; the wife, girls and other women could make sufficient yarn for that loom.
The knowledge of textile production had existed for centuries. India had a textile industry that used cottonfrom which it manufactured cotton textiles.
When raw cotton was exported to Europe it could be used to make fustian.
This was satisfactory for use on hand looms, but neither of these wheels could produce enough thread for the looms after the invention by John Kay in of the flying shuttlewhich made the loom twice as productive. Cloth production moved away from the cottage into manufactories. The first moves towards manufactories called mills were made in the spinning sector.
The move in the weaving sector was later. By the s, all cotton, wool and worsted was spun in mills; but this yarn went to outworking weavers who continued to work in their own homes. A mill that specialised in weaving fabric was called a weaving shed.
The imported Calico and chintz garments competed with, and acted as a substitute for indigenous wool and the linen produce, resulting in local weavers, spinners, dyers, shepherds and farmers petitioning their MP's and in turn the United Kingdom government for a ban on the importation, and later the sale of woven cotton goods.
Which they eventually achieved via the and Calico Acts. The acts banned the importation and later the sale of finished pure cotton produce, but did not restrict the importation of raw cotton, or sale or production of Fustian. The exemption of raw cotton saw two thousand bales of cotton being imported annually, from Asia and the Americas, and forming the basis of a new indigenous industry, initially producing Fustian for the domestic market, though more importantly triggering the development of a series of mechanised spinning and weaving technologies, to process the material.
This mechanised production was concentrated in new cotton millswhich slowly expanded till by the beginning of the s seven thousand bales of cotton were imported annually, and pressure was put on Parliament, by the new mill owners, to remove the prohibition on the production and sale of pure cotton cloth, as they wished to compete with the EIC imports.
In order to compete with India, Britain invested in labour-saving technical progress, while implementing protectionist policies such as bans and tariffs to restrict Indian imports. In periods of political uncertainty in North America, during the Revolutionary War and later American Civil Warhowever, Britain relied more heavily on imports from the colonial Indian British Raj to feed its cotton manufacturing industry.
Ports on the west coast of Britain, such as LiverpoolBristoland Glasgowbecame important in determining the sites of the cotton industry. Lancashire became a centre for the nascent cotton industry because the damp climate was better for spinning the yarn. As the cotton thread was not strong enough to use as warpwool or linen or fustian had to be used.
Lancashire was an existing wool centre. Likewise, Glasgow benefited from the same damp climate. The early advances in weaving had been halted by the lack of thread. The spinning process was slow and the weavers needed more cotton and wool thread than their families could produce.
In the s, James Hargreaves improved thread production when he invented the Spinning Jenny. By the end of the decade, Richard Arkwright had developed the water frame. This invention had two important consequences: The Western Pennines of Lancashire became the centre for the cotton industry.
Not long after the invention of the water frame, Samuel Crompton combined the principles of the Spinning Jenny and the Water Frame to produce his Spinning Mule. This provided even tougher and finer cotton thread.The Industrial Revolution led to unprecedented expansion in wealth and financial wellbeing for some.
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