Before the Luddites
Custom, Community and Machinery in the English Woollen Industry, 1776-1809
By (author) Adrian Randall
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Before the Luddites by Adrian Randall
Book DescriptionBefore the Luddites is a study of the early Industrial Revolution in the English woollen cloth-making industry in the West of England and Yorkshire which concentrates upon the social background of and response to change. It is particularly concerned to explain the reasons for and the effect of Luddism. This book argues that resistance to machinery had a long history before the Luddite disturbances of 1811-12 and that this response to change sprang from a community culture which was deep-rooted and hostile to the values of economic individualism embodied by the new economy and to laissez-faire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521893343
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A study of the early Industrial Revolution in the English woollen cloth making industry.
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