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The Struggle for Market Power : Industrial Relations in the British Coal Industry, 1800-1840 - James Alan Jaffe

The Struggle for Market Power

Industrial Relations in the British Coal Industry, 1800-1840

Hardcover Published: 21st October 2014
ISBN: 9780521391467
Number Of Pages: 242

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During the Industrial Revolution, class was defined largely through the structuring of market relations. Integrating aspects of economic and social history as well as industrial sociology, this book examines the sources of the perception of the market on the part of both capital and labor and the elaboration of their alternative market ideologies. Of particular import is the argument that working class culture expressed a fundamental acceptance of the utility of the market, a point that is supported by a detailed analysis of the labor process, workplace bargaining and early nineteenth century trade unionism. Nonetheless, the working class's definition of "proper" market relations differed substantially from that of capitalists.

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"I recommend this book to anyone interested in the industrial relations of the British coal mining industry." American Historical Review "The rich texture of this study derives from detailed archival research into industrial relations in the coal industry of the north east." Roy Church, Labor History "...a useful social-historical complement to the now-abundant economic history literature that stresses the prolonged, continuous character of British industrialization and de-emphasizes the two or three decades on either side of 1800." Michael Dintenfass, Business History Review

Capital and credit
The perception of the market and industrial policy
Managerial capitalism
Family, community, and the labor market
Work and the ideology of the market
Religion, ideology, and trade unions
The transformation of market relations: Tommy Hepburn's union, 1831
Epilogue: class struggle and market power
Conclusion: the labor process and the market
Select bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521391467
ISBN-10: 0521391466
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 242
Published: 21st October 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.75