An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England



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Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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This book, originally published in 1901, provides an introduction to the industrial and social history of England from prehistoric times to the early nineteenth century. Topics discussed include: the organization or rural life and town life; medieval trade and commerce; the Black Death and the Peasants’ Rebellion; the end of the medieval system; the expansion of England; the Industrial Revolution; the extension of government control; and the extension of voluntary associations, trade unions, and trusts.

Chapter 1. Growth of the Nation to the Middle of the Fourteenth Century

Chapter 2. Rural Life and Organization

Chapter 3. Town Life and Organization

Chapter 4. Mediæval Trade and Commerce

Chapter 5. The Black Death and the Peasants' Rebellion. Economic Changes of the Later Fourteenth and Early Fifteenth Centuries

Chapter 6. The Breaking up of the Mediæval System. Economic Changes of the Later Fifteenth and the Sixteenth Centuries

Chapter 7. The Expansion of England. Economic Changes of the Seventeenth and Early Eighteenth Centuries

Chapter 8. The Period of the Industrial Revolution. Economic Changes of the Later Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Chapter 9. The Extension of Government Control. Factory Laws, the Modification of Land Ownership, Sanitary Regulations, and New Public Services

Chapter 10. The Extension of Voluntary Association. Trade Unions, Trusts, and Coöperation

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