The Barefoot Aristocrats

    The Barefoot Aristocrats

    A History of the Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners

    Alan Fowler; Terry Wyke

    George Kelsall 1987

    Hardback 290pp Illustrated

    9780946571093   Product Code: 16949

    Although the Amalgamation was formally founded in 1870, the spinners were the first factory workers in the world and spinners' trade unions were synonymous with the emergence of the factory system during the Industrial Revolution. The first extensive study of one of the major trade unions in the British cotton industry, this volume of eleven essays explains the origins, growth and eventual decline of the Spinners' Amalgamation.

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