The Rise of Midland Industries, 1600-1838

Court, W. H. B.

Published by Oxford University Press, London, 1965
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. vi (ii), 271 pp, preface to the second impression, Book I. The Seventeenth Century -- Rural Society, Craftsmen and Capital: I. Geography and Communications; II. The Size of the Population and Its Occupations; III. Industrial Occupations in Warwickshire: Early Birmingham; IV. Industry and the State: V. The Nature of 17th Century Capitalism; VI. The Growth of Skill and Enterprise: Iron and Coal Capitalism; VII. Domestic Capitalism in the Nail Industry; VIII. Huguenot Capital in the Black Country Class Trade; IX. The Markets for Midland Goods; Local, London, and Export. Book II. The Eighteenth Century - - Large Production, the Great Market and the Factory System: I. The Increase in the Scale of Production -- The Coal Industry; II. The Increase in the Scale of Production -- The Iron Industry; III. Domestic Capitalism i the Nail Trade and Its American Market; IV. The Origins of the Great Works: Glass; V. The Origins of the Great Works: Chemicals snd Japan; VI. The Origins of the Great works: The Development of Machinery and Power; index. Reprinted, 1965. "The author traces the industrialization of Birmingham and the surrounding Midland areas, between the sixteenth century and the Age of Reform, and shows how a growing industrial society fourished in the interstices of a rural and socially feudal system. His book is a study of the forces which have localized so much of the world's industry in the Midland counties of England, and of the methods by which this industry was organized. It is also an essay in English social history, in which industry and local influences have played so great a role." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Inked name on ffep. A few small closed tear with minor edge wear top and bottom spine, and age-toned spine and fore-edges of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004216

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Title: The Rise of Midland Industries, 1600-1838

Publisher: Oxford University Press, London

Publication Date: 1965

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine

Edition: Reprint

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