Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 April 2004

296 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9780823224876

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A Coat of Many Colors

Immigration, Globalization, and Reform in New York City's Garment Industry

Edited by Daniel Soyer and Preface by Ruth Abram

A Fordham University Press Publication

From the middle of the 19th century to the end of the 20th, the garment industry was the largest manufacturing industry in New York City. For generations, the industry employed more New Yorkers than any other and was central to the city's history, culture, and identity. Today, although no longer the big heart of industrial New York, the needle trades are still an important part of the city's economy. In this valuable book, historians, sociologists, and economists explore the rise and fall of the garment industry and its impact on New York and its people.


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