1st Edition

Urban Workers in the Early Industrial Revolution

ISBN 9781138706545
Published November 8, 2018 by Routledge
360 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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