Made of Cotton
Back in January I described cotton specialist Giorgio Riello's book, Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World, as "soon-to-be-released." For those of us in the States, end of May is more precise. But if you prefer e-books, Cambridge University Press is also making the title available for a variety of devices.
Again, Riello's background encompasses material culture (specifically, shoes, fashion and textiles) as well as global economic history, so he brings a fascinating perspective. See my extremely short overview here and find Rebecca Unsworth's in-depth interview with professor Riello here.