This title, first published in 1984, focuses primarily on the early Industrial Revolution (c. 1780-1820) in the Stockport district. As the Industrial Revolution in England was the first instance of successful industrialisation, it can still provide many social and economic lessons and also furnish essential evidence for continuing debate over ideology and theory. Therefore, this title will be of interest to students of both history and economics.
Preface; 1. Debate over the ‘Working Class’ 2. People and Industry 3. Local Governance 4. Cotton Workers 5. The Skilled and the Unskilled 6. The Rise of Jacobinism 7. The Handloom Weavers 8. The Year of the Luddites 9. Weavers, Radicals and the March of the Blanketeers 10. The Peterloo Era 11. The Fragmentation of Workers’ Movements 12. Conclusion; Notes; Select Bibliographies of Primary Sources; Index
The volumes in this set, originally published between 1967 and 1997, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the industrial revolution and provides an examination of related key issues. The volumes examine urban workers and the working class in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries, economic growth during the industrial revolution, and the causes of the industrial revolution, with a primary focus on England. This set will be of particular interest to students of history, business and economics.