Unravelled Dreams: Silk and the Atlantic World, 1500–1840

  title={Unravelled Dreams: Silk and the Atlantic World, 1500–1840},
  author={B. Marsh},
Unravelled Dreams addresses the history of the pursuit of sericulture (silk production) in the Atlantic world, attempted by Spanish, French, British, and American empires and populations between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It shows that in spite of repeated failures, silkworms were at the cutting edge of Atlantic imperialism. By taking the commercial failure of silk seriously, historicising it, and examining the numerous experiments (large and small) across New Spain, New France… Expand