The Age of Manufactures, 1700-1820: Industry, Innovation and Work in Britain, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Age of Manufactures, 1700-1820

Industry, Innovation and Work in Britain, 2nd Edition

By Dr Maxine Berg, Maxine Berg


352 pages

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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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