Rockdale: The Growth of an American Village in the Early Industrial Revolution / Edition 1

Rockdale: The Growth of an American Village in the Early Industrial Revolution / Edition 1

by Anthony F. C. Wallace, Anthony Wallace
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803298536

ISBN-13: 9780803298538

Pub. Date: 06/28/2005

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press


A celebrated triumph of historiography, Rockdale tells the story of the Industrial Revolution as it was experienced by the men, women, and children of the cotton-manufacturing town of Rockdale, Pennsylvania. The lives of workers, managers, inventors, owners, and entrepreneurs are brilliantly illuminated by Anthony F. C. Wallace, who also describes the…  See more details below

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A celebrated triumph of historiography, Rockdale tells the story of the Industrial Revolution as it was experienced by the men, women, and children of the cotton-manufacturing town of Rockdale, Pennsylvania. The lives of workers, managers, inventors, owners, and entrepreneurs are brilliantly illuminated by Anthony F. C. Wallace, who also describes the complex technology that governed all of Rockdale’s townspeople. Wallace examines the new relationships between employer and employee as work and workers moved out of the fields into the closed-in world of the spinning mule, the power loom, and the mill office. He brings to light the impassioned battle for the soul of the mill worker, a struggle between the exponents of the Enlightenment and Utopian Socialism, on the one hand, and, on the other, the ultimately triumphant champions of evangelical Christianity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803298538
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
554
Sales rank:
1,212,621
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Rockdale in 1850 : the climax of a way life
Ch. ISweet, quiet Rockdale3
Ch. IIA town of mules and widows33
Pt. 2Rockdale from 1825 to 1835 : the creating of a way of life
Ch. IIIThe assembling of the industrialists73
Ch. IVThe machines, their operatives, and the fabrics124
Ch. VThe inventors of the machines186
Pt. 3Rockdale from 1835 to 1850 : the struggle for control of a way of life
Ch. VIThe enlightenment's last campaign243
Ch. VIIThe evangelical counterattack296
Ch. VIIIThe emergence of Christian industrialism350
Pt. 4Rockdale from 1850 to 1865 : the transcending of a way of life
Ch. IXMarching to millennium401
AppParadigmatic processes in culture change477

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