Life and Labour in the Nineteenth Century

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First published in 1947 as the fourth edition of a 1920 original, and delivered during 1919 as lectures to students of economics at the University of Cambridge, this book examines the climate surrounding life and labour in Britain in the nineteenth century. Fay analyses the international and local political structures affecting the way the British lived and worked, as well as the role played by social reformers such as Robert Owen. This book will be of value to anyone with an ...
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Overview

First published in 1947 as the fourth edition of a 1920 original, and delivered during 1919 as lectures to students of economics at the University of Cambridge, this book examines the climate surrounding life and labour in Britain in the nineteenth century. Fay analyses the international and local political structures affecting the way the British lived and worked, as well as the role played by social reformers such as Robert Owen. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British economic history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781107632806
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/3/2014
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I: 1. The international background, 1815–30; 2. The old colonial system; 3. Repression and reform at home; 4. The influence of Jeremy Bentham; 5. The spirit of association; 6. Robert Owen; 7. The origins of British socialism; 8. Cobbett and Cobbett's England; 9. The old Poor Law and the new; Part II: 10. The political background from 1830 to the present day; 11. Cobdenism; 12. The anti-corn law league; 13. Chartism; 14. The industrial scene, 1842; 15. Mining operations; 16. The historical basis of capitalism (i); 17. The historical basis of capitalism (ii); 18. A nation of shopkeepers; 19. The co-operative movement since 1844; 20. The revival of socialism; 21. The remedies of the nineteenth century; 22. The growth of corporate life; Appendix. The localisation of industry in Northern England; Map; Index.
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