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In 1750 Bradford was a small market town of about 4000 inhabitants in the Yorkshire, West Riding. By 1850 it had become a major industrial city of 100,000, the international centre of the worsted production and trade. Behind this massive expansion of population there occurred a fundamental transformation of society. This book examines the process by which a capitalist society emerged in Bradford. Although Bradford represents an unusual social environment where industrial development began very early and proceeded very fast, its history discloses with unusual force and clarity a process that was more gradually transforming the wider society of nineteenth-century Britain and that subsequently spread throughout the world. By explaining the process of class formation in industrialising Bradford, this book seeks to shed some historical light on the character, contradictions and ultimate resilience of the competitive liberal social order we still occupy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521327718
ISBN-10: 0521327717
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Pages: 624
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Mar-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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