Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. H. Roger Grant, Committee Chair
Dr. Rod Andrew
Dr. Alan Grubb
This case study of Clifton Manufacturing Company demonstrates the keenness of northern entrepreneurs who saw manufacturing opportunities in the American South. This involved taking advantage of water power, their commitment to make manufacturing thrive, and a manifestation of a new civic spirit to achieve prosperity. Moreover, these men of vision survived longer financially than most others in Upstate South Carolina. This study also analyzes the factors that led to the establishment and the development of the textile industry in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The industrial shift that occurred in Spartanburg County witnessed the formation of Clifton Manufacturing and its evolution into a thriving mill town.
Vazquez, Rosalia A., "A Case Study of Clifton Manufacturing" (2017). All Theses. 2679.