The Age of Manufactures, 1700-1820

The Age of Manufactures, 1700-1820

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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.Coarse pottery was made in the country, while delftware and creamware were crafts of the large towns. Woollen and worsted stockings were ... Most parts of Staffordshire, for example, supported industry of some kind. There were wood turning, anbsp;...

Title:The Age of Manufactures, 1700-1820
Author: Dr Maxine Berg, Maxine Berg
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-09-20

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