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Industry in the Countryside: Wealden Society in the Sixteenth Century
     

Industry in the Countryside: Wealden Society in the Sixteenth Century

by Michael Zell
 

Industry in the Countryside is a wide-ranging and readable study of the nature of manufacturing before the Industrial Revolution. It examines the widely-debated theory of 'proto-industrialisation', drawing on data from the Kentish Weald - an area which was already a centre of cottage industry in the Tudor era and was also the earliest rural manufacturing region to

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Industry in the Countryside is a wide-ranging and readable study of the nature of manufacturing before the Industrial Revolution. It examines the widely-debated theory of 'proto-industrialisation', drawing on data from the Kentish Weald - an area which was already a centre of cottage industry in the Tudor era and was also the earliest rural manufacturing region to 'de-industrialise'. The book analyses the Wealden textile industry from its workforce to its industrialists and emphasises the ubiquity of dual employment among textile workers. It explores the local context of cottage industry, investigating the pattern of landholding and inheritance, the local farming regime, and the demographic background to rural industrialisation. Zell outlines what type of local economy became the site of this so-called 'proto-industry' and shows the impact of cottage industry on the people of such regions. He concludes by asking, is there anything in the 'proto-industrialisation' model?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521893060
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series , #22
Pages:
257
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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