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Class Formation and Urban Industrial Society : Bradford, 1750-1850 - Theodore Koditschek

Class Formation and Urban Industrial Society

Bradford, 1750-1850

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Published: 30th March 1990
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In 1750 Bradford was a small market town of about 4000 inhabitants in the Yorkshire, West Riding. By 1850 it had become a major industrial city of 100,000, the international centre of the worsted production and trade. Behind this massive expansion of population there occurred a fundamental transformation of society. This book examines the process by which a capitalist society emerged in Bradford. Although Bradford represents an unusual social environment where industrial development began very early and proceeded very fast, its history discloses with unusual force and clarity a process that was more gradually transforming the wider society of nineteenth-century Britain and that subsequently spread throughout the world. By explaining the process of class formation in industrialising Bradford, this book seeks to shed some historical light on the character, contradictions and ultimate resilience of the competitive liberal social order we still occupy.

Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Introduction
From Traditional Community to Industrial City: Bradford: 1750-1850
Proindustrialization in Bradford: 1750-1810
The crisis of the traditional community
The urban-industrial revolution: 1810-1850
The development of the capitalist city: 1810-1850
The industrial city and the traditional elite
The Emergence of a Liberal Entrepreneurial Society and the Rise of an Urban-Industrial Bourgeoisie: 1825-1850
The rising generation of urban entrepreneurs
The making of the self-made man
The life of the self-denying entrepreneur
The promise of a liberal entrepreneurial society
The culture of voluntarism: religious association
The culture of voluntarism: secular association
the politics of liberalism
The Crisis of Proletarianization and the Stabilization of the Urban-Industrial World: 1825-1850
The process of proletarianization
from self-reliance to public relief: the bourgeois response to working-class poverty
Urban-industrial paternalism and the Tory radical revival
The emergence of working-class culture and consciousness
The challenge of Chartism
The foundations of the mid-Victorian liberal consensus
Epilogue
Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9780521327718
ISBN-10: 0521327717
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 624
Published: 30th March 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 1.08