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Factory Production in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Elaine Freedgood

This anthology brings together writings that suggest the scope of responses – from wondrous celebration to apocalyptic horror – elicited by the advent and establishment of the factory system in 19th century Britain. Addressing complex questions about the possible effects of mass production on human life and labour, the collection includes important works by Adam Smith, Ruskin, Carlyle and Morris alongside extracts from lesser-known factory tourists' tales and inspectors' reports, a Luddite pamphlet and a cotton mill worker's autobiography.


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  • Publisher: Oxford UP
  • Year: 2003
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 321pp
  • Illustrated: No
  • ISBN: 9780195161014
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.5kg
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