Social Change in the Industrial Revolution

An Application of Theory to the British Cotton Industry

By Neil J. Smelser

© 2005 – Routledge

456 pages

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Table of Contents

SOCIAL CHANGE IN THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: N J SMELSER

CONTENTS

Page

PREFACE xi

Chapter

I Introduction 1

II Some Empty Theoretical Boxes 7

III Filling the Boxes 21

IV Structural Differentiation in Spinning 50

V Structural Differentiation in Spinning (continued) 80

VI Structural Differentiation in Spinning (concluded) 109

VII Structural Differentiation in Weaving 129

VIII Refilling the Boxes 158

IX Pressures on the Family Division of Labour 180

X Symptoms of Disturbance in the Family 225

XI Differentiation of the Family Structure: Factory Legislation 265

XII New Conditions of Employment: The Evolution of Trade Unions 313

XIII Structural Change in Consumption and Savings: The Poor Law, Friendly Societies, Savings Banks, and Co-operative Societies 342

XIV The Question of Explanation in Working-class History 384

XV Summary of the Analysis 402 Bibliography 409

Index 434

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