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

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

ISBN-10:
0415069351
ISBN-13:
9780415069359
Pub. Date:
05/28/1994
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Overview

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

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
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415069359
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/28/1994
Edition description: REV
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Part One Manufacture and the Economy 1. Current Perspectives and New Departures 2. Industries 3. Models of Industrial Transition 4. Agriculture, Resources, Environment 5. Industrial Decline 6. Trade, Consumption and Manufacturing 7. Women, Children and Work

Part Two - Paths to the Industrial Revolution 8. Machines and Manual Labour 9. The Rise of the Factory System 10. The Textile Industries: Organizing Work 11. Textile Industries: Technologies 12. The Metal and Hardware Trades

numbers while paying attention to the people behind them. (David S. Landes, Harvard University)

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