Merchants, Markets And Manufacture

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This book explores the causes and nature of the industrial revolution through a comparative study of the main wool textile manufacturing regions of England. Based on extensive archival research and including several new or little-known sources, it addresses many of the current debates in economic history and eighteenth-century studies by examining how the interplay between merchants, markets, and producers shaped the pace and character of economic growth during the eighteenth century. Particular attention is paid to the rapid growth of product innovation and the export trade as both of these factors affected evolving structures of marketing and production.

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...a valuable approach to the role and functioning of markets and marketing during the period... Enterprise & Society

Smail (history, U. of North Carolina, Charlotte) examines the causes and nature of the industrial revolution using a comparison of the main wool textile manufacturing regions of England during the 18th century. He looks not merely at what the merchants, manufacturers, clothiers and consumers were doing, but also how they thought about what they were doing. Examining the interplay between merchants, markets, and producers results in a conclusion that the industrial revolution was not merely an economic or technological phenomenon, but also a cultural one. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312221621
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 210
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

John Smail is Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

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Table of Contents

• Products and Markets in the English Wool Textile Industry to 1730
• The Manufacturer and the Market around Mid-Century
• The Merchant, the Clothier, and the Market Around Mid-Century
• An Adventure to New York: The Export Trade in the Colonies
• Travelers: The Export Trade in Europe
• The End of the Century Boom and the Supremacy of Yorkshire
• Conclusion: Technology, Innovation, and the Industrial Revolution

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