Men at Work: Labourers and Building Craftsmen in the Towns of Northern England, 1450-1750

Men at Work: Labourers and Building Craftsmen in the Towns of Northern England, 1450-1750

by Donald Woodward
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521472466

ISBN-13: 9780521472463

Pub. Date: 12/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study redresses the North and South imbalance of much work in economic and social history by focusing on the impact of the building trade. The period 1450-1750 witnessed substantial changes in England: to the size of national population, the range of industry; in agricultural techniques, and the proportion of population tied to the soil. Using sources from local

Overview

This study redresses the North and South imbalance of much work in economic and social history by focusing on the impact of the building trade. The period 1450-1750 witnessed substantial changes in England: to the size of national population, the range of industry; in agricultural techniques, and the proportion of population tied to the soil. Using sources from local archives, the author addresses conditions of work in the building trades, levels of remuneration, gender differences in work, and relationships with employers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521472463
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2014
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #26
Pages:
315
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Building craftsmen at work; 3. The life-cycle of building craftsmen; 4. Labourers; 5. Conditions of work for labourers and building craftsmen; 6. Wage rates in the northern towns; 7. Towards an understanding of living standards; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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