Men at Work
Labourers and Building Craftsmen in the Towns of Northern England, 1450-1750
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Men at Work by Donald Woodward
Book DescriptionThis study redresses the North and South imbalance of much work on economic and social history by focusing on the lives and economic impact of the building trade in the major urban centres of the North during the early modern period. The period 1450-1750 witnessed substantial changes in England: to the size of national population, the range of industry practised, the commodity structure and patterns of overseas trade; in agricultural techniques; and in the proportion of population tied to the soil. Using many hitherto unworked sources from local archives, the author challenges many prevailing orthodoxies. He addresses conditions of work in the building trades, levels of remuneration, the characteristics of the life cycles of male and female workers, gender differences in work, and relationships with employers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521890960
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Donald Woodward
Men at Work, Hardback (March 1995)
A study of the impact of the building trade on the northern economy before the industrial revolution.
Farming and Memorandum Books of Henry Best of Elmswell, 1642, Hardback (November 1984)» View all books by Donald Woodward
This volume gives details of a wide range of day-to-day transactions mainly during the period 1617 to 1645. The editor adds greatly to our knowledge of Henry Best, his family, and estate in a substantial introduction, and much ancillary documentary evidence is provided in a series of appendices.
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