This study of antebellum industrialisation in several communities in rural Massachusetts illuminates what industrialisation meant in the early to mid nineteenth-century. Jonathan Prude probes the tensions produced by the conflict between innovation and the received attitudes and institutions that still shaped daily existence. Two connected but discrete areas of tension emerged: that between workers and managers within certain manufacturing establishments (especially textiles), and between manufacturers and the communities in which they were located. The book demonstrates that antebellum industrialisation had a rural as well as an urban dimension and that, far from being the untroubled process described by some historians, it was a phenomenon characterised by deep conflict.
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Jonathan Prude teaches history and American Studies at Emory University.
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Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0521313961
Book Description Cambridge University Press, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-029-16-6677506
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