The Wheelwright's Shop
By (author) George Sturt
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Wheelwright's Shop by George Sturt
Book DescriptionGeorge Sturt's frank and moving account of his trade as a wheelwright in the late nineteenth century offers a unique glimpse into the working lives of craftsmen in a world since banished by technology. The wheelwright's shop where he entered business had been operating for two centuries; this chronicle, first published in 1923, is a poignant record of that tradition, written as it was passing into history. E. P. Thompson's new foreword acclaims the significance of Sturt's engaging narrative as a vital document in the history of labour at the turn of the century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521091954
(215mm x 139mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1963
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Change in the Village, Paperback (November 2010)
A detailed description and analysis of social and economic changes which took place in a late Victorian rural village.
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