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The Industrial Revolution and Work in Nineteenth Century Europe

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The Industrial Revolution is a central concept in conventional understandings of the modern world, and as such is a core topic on many history courses. It is therefore difficult for students to see it as anything other than an objective description of a crucial turning-point, yet a generation of social and labour history has revealed the inadequacies of the Industrial ...more
Published January 1st 2003 by Routledge (first published November 5th 1992)
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J.M. Hushour
Feb 23, 2013 J.M. Hushour rated it really liked it
Does the Industrial Revolution really work as a frame of reference anymore? Hell no! argues most of the essayists here. The best pieces are the ones that tell you why and get to the meat of what really was changing. This ranges from Tilly (capitalism, state centralization, and pretty much everything else prior to mechanization), Johnson (class militancy had nothing to do with factories, Karl), Sewell (post-materialism and everyone else can kiss my ass), and so on. Great revisionist history that ...more
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