London in the Age of Industrialisation: Entrepreneurs, Labour Force and Living Conditions, 1700-1850

London in the Age of Industrialisation: Entrepreneurs, Labour Force and Living Conditions, 1700-1850

by L. D. Schwarz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521403650

ISBN-13: 9780521403658

Pub. Date: 10/29/1992

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is the first full-length analysis of the London working population and the effects of the industrial revolution in London to appear for over sixty years. Prior to the mid-nineteenth century London may not have experienced the direct effects of the industrial revolution to any great extent, but the indirect effects were felt strongly. L. D. Schwarz

Overview

This book is the first full-length analysis of the London working population and the effects of the industrial revolution in London to appear for over sixty years. Prior to the mid-nineteenth century London may not have experienced the direct effects of the industrial revolution to any great extent, but the indirect effects were felt strongly. L. D. Schwarz disagrees with the view that The industrial revolution was a storm that passed over London and broke elsewhere, and seeks to judge the effect of industrialization on what was the country's largest manufacturing city. Its size and role as national capital meant that London was in certain important respects unique, but it was nonetheless susceptible to many of the wider economic transformations that occurred during the period 1700-1850, and Dr. Schwarz offers a detailed analysis of the changes to the economy and social structure of London these wrought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521403658
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/29/1992
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #19
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Wealth and Occupations in London: 1. The structure of London's economy and labour force; 2. Manufacturing, services and the London bourgeoisie; Part II. Fluctuations and Mortality in the Metropolis: 3. Trends, cycles and wars; 4. Seasonal fluctuations; 5. The population of London: the ending of the old regime; Part III. The Standard of Living and the London Trades: 6. The making of a wage rate; 7. The challenge of sweated labour: a tale of four trades; 8. The defences of the inferior artisans, conclusion: downstream from industrialisation; Appendices: 1. Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century sources on occupations and incomes; 2. Occupations insured with Sun Fire Office and Royal Exchange Assurance, 1775–87; 3. 1851 census: Armstrong classification; 4. 1851 census: summary tables.

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