Men at Work: Labourers and Building Craftsmen in the Towns of Northern England, 1450-1750by Donald Woodward
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 archives, the author addresses conditions of work in the building trades, levels of remuneration, gender differences in work, and relationships with employers.
- Cambridge University Press
- Publication date:
- Cambridge Studies in Population, Economy and Society in Past Time Series, #26
- 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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