This edition of "The Age of Manufactures" provides an exciting overview of the 18th century British economy. Recent macro-economic history has discounted many of the achievements of the Industrial Revolution, but Maxine Berg digs beneath the macroeconomic estimates to dissect the characteristics and processes of industry in the 18th century. A male industrial revolution has been presented as the general experience, but other industries, notably in textiles and metal products, were primarily employers of women. This book gives these industries and their workforce due prominence.
For this edition, additional chapters, graphics and statistical summaries as well as revision of other chapters have refreshed and enhanced this well-established and important contribution to British economic history.
"Maxine Berg is...one of the finest and most valuable economic historians in the world. At a time when the field has become increasingly mathematical and impersonal, devoted to aggregates and averages and indifferent to human beings, Maxine is one of the few who can read the numbers while paying attention to the people behind them.."
-David S. Landes, Harvard University
"Economic and social historians alike will welcome a book which provides an up-to-date survey of workshop manufacture in the period 1700-1820 ... the book is based on wide reading and continually provokes thought on the basic issues.."
-Economic History Review
|Manufacture and the Economy|
|Current Perspectives and New Departures|
|Models of Industrial Transition|
|Agriculture, Resources, Environment|
|Trade, Consumption and Manufacturing|
|Women, Children and Work|
|Paths to the Industrial Revolution|
|Machines and Manual Labour|
|The Rise of the Factory System|
|The Textile Industries: Organizing Work|
|Textile Industries: Technologies|
|The Metal and Hardware Trades|
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Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 19th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.55
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition