The Spinners and Weavers of Auffay: Rural Industry and the Sexual Division of Labor in a French Villageby Gay L. Gullickson
Pub. Date: 11/28/1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A social analysis of local memoirs, government reports, legal records and village cahiers de doleances offers an accurate view of the history of the expansion of the cottage textile industry in pre-industrial France.
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Table of ContentsPreface; 1. Introduction; 2. The pays and the village; 3. Proto-industrial theory and the pays de Caux; 4. The golden age of spinning; 5. Crisis and change in the Caux; 6. The golden age of cottage weaving; 7. Marriage and family in proto-industrial Auffay; 8. Widowhood, remarriage, and the sexual division of labor; 9. Unwed mothers and their children; 10. Conclusions: the causes and consequences of proto-industrialization; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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