This edited collection, first published in 1991, focuses on the commercial relations, marketing structures and development of consumption that accompanied early industrial expansion. The papers examine aspects of industrial structure and work organisation, including women’s work, and highlight the conflict and compromise between work traditions and the emergence of a market culture. With an overarching introduction providing a background to European manufacturing, this title will be of particular interest to students of social and economic history researching early industrial Europe and the concurrent emergence of a material, consumer culture.
Table of Contents
List of Tables; List of Figures and Maps; Preface; Part I: Introduction 1. Markets, Trade and European Manufacture Maxine Berg; Part II: The Market and the State 2. Regional Markets and National Development Sidney Pollard 3. State Intervention in the Catalan Calico-Printing Industry in the Eighteenth Century J. K. J. Thomson; Part III: Markets, Merchants and Middlemen 4. The Old and the New, Marketing Networks and Textile Growth in Eighteenth-Century Spain Jaume Torras 5. ‘Novelty, Give us Novelty’: London Agents and Northern Manufacturers Toshio Kusamitsu 6. The Organization of Sewing Outwork in Late Nineteenth-Century Ulster Brenda Collins; Part IV: Markets and Urban Manufacture 7. Urban Manufacturers in the Proto-Industrial Economy: Culture versus Commerce? Paul M. Hohenberg 8. Commerce and Creativity in Eighteenth-Century Birmingham Maxine Berg; Part V: Market Production and Women’s Work 9. Love and Power in the Proto-Industrial Family Gay L. Gullickson 10. Apprenticeship: Training and Gender in Eighteenth-Century England Deborah Simonton; Part VI: Market Structures and Social Institutions: Commerce and Customary Context 11. Landholding and the Organization of Textile Manufacture in Yorkshire Rural Townships c. 1660-1810 Pat Hudson 12. Markets in Context: Artisans, Putting Out and Social Drinking in Eskilstuna, Sweden 1800-50 Lars Magnusson; Notes on Contributors; Index