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Life and Labour in the Nineteenth Century


  • Date Published: April 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107632806

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  • First published in 1947 as the fourth edition of a 1920 original, and delivered during 1919 as lectures to students of economics at the University of Cambridge, this book examines the climate surrounding life and labour in Britain in the nineteenth century. Fay analyses the international and local political structures affecting the way the British lived and worked, as well as the role played by social reformers such as Robert Owen. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in British economic history.

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    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107632806
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. The international background, 1815–30
    2. The old colonial system
    3. Repression and reform at home
    4. The influence of Jeremy Bentham
    5. The spirit of association
    6. Robert Owen
    7. The origins of British socialism
    8. Cobbett and Cobbett's England
    9. The old Poor Law and the new
    Part II:
    10. The political background from 1830 to the present day
    11. Cobdenism
    12. The anti-corn law league
    13. Chartism
    14. The industrial scene, 1842
    15. Mining operations
    16. The historical basis of capitalism (i)
    17. The historical basis of capitalism (ii)
    18. A nation of shopkeepers
    19. The co-operative movement since 1844
    20. The revival of socialism
    21. The remedies of the nineteenth century
    22. The growth of corporate life
    Appendix. The localisation of industry in Northern England

  • Author

    C. R. Fay

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