"Apprenticeship In England, 1600-1914" [NOOK Book]


A social history of the changing fortunes of apprentices and the system of apprenticeship over three centuries of English history.
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A social history of the changing fortunes of apprentices and the system of apprenticeship over three centuries of English history.
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Expanding knowledge of the enduring institution beyond the lurid studies of abuses in the sweated trades, Lane (social history, U. of Warwick) discusses such issues as leisure, formal and on-the- job education, the social status of the various occupations, prospects after qualification, sexual abuse, occupational health, and other aspects. Her study also provides insight into the course of the different trades during the early modern and modern periods. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203992623
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 6/27/1996
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Characteristics of apprenticeship in England 9
2 The choice of a career 33
3 Education and training 65
4 Pauper and charity apprenticeships 81
5 Work and leisure 95
6 The service industries and the professions 117
7 The production industries 137
8 The textile industries 169
9 Unsatisfactory apprentices 187
10 Harsh and criminal masters 213
11 Apprentices at the end of the term 229
12 The decline of apprenticeship 241
App. 1 The main clauses in apprenticeship indentures 249
App. 2 Trade initiation ceremonies for apprentices 252
App. 3 Advertisements for the return of runaways 254
App. 4 Indenturing a pauper child, 1679 256
Notes 257
Bibliography 287
Index of names and places 297
Index of subjects 304
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