The Age of Manufactures, 1700-1820: Industry, Innovation and Work in Britain / Edition 2

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Overview

This new edition of The Age of Manufactures provides an exciting alternative overview of the eighteenth-century British economy. Recent macro-economic history has discounted many of the achievements of the Industrial Revolution. Maxine Berg argues that at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, we find many new consumer industries employing a women's workforce, and bringing with them a rich diversity of technological and organizational change. Four new chapters explore recent perspectives on:

• The Industrial Revolution

• Eighteenth century industries

• Machines and manual labour

• The rise of the factory system
Statistical summaries, and a thorough revision of the whole text have refreshed and enhanced this well-established and important contribution to British ecomonic history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415069359
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/28/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Introduction 1
Pt. I Manufacture and the Economy
1 Current Perspectives and New Departures 13
2 Industries 34
3 Models of Industrial Transition 57
4 Agriculture, Resources, Environment 77
5 Industrial Decline 98
6 Trade, Consumption and Manufacturing 116
7 Women, Children and Work 136
Pt. II Paths to the Industrial Revolution
8 Machines and Manual Labour 169
9 The Rise of the Factory System 189
10 The Textile Industries: Organizing Work 208
11 The Textile Industries: Technologies 235
12 The Metal and Hardware Trades 255
Conclusion 280
Notes 284
Bibliography 304
Index 324
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