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Constant turmoil : the politics of industrial life in nineteenth-century New England

Author: Mary H Blewett
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2000.
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The author examines history of the New England textile industry during the nineteenth century from the perspective the growth of industrialization and the struggle between labor and management.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blewett, Mary H.
Constant turmoil.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)654625184
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary H Blewett
ISBN: 1558492399 9781558492394
OCLC Number: 42772687
Awards: Commended for Massachusetts Book Award (MassBook) (Nonfiction) 2001
Description: x, 521 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Unlikely Acquaintances --
The Fall River Patrimony: Those Legendary Bordens, 1799-1865 --
Gender Politics and Labor Reform in the Protest Heritages of Antebellum New England --
British Immigrant Textile Workers and Their Class Conscious Legacies, 1820-1865 --
Wait, Agitate, Work, and Wait: Gender Politics and Ten-Hour Reform, 1865-1874 --
To Dominate the National Market, 1866-1878 --
They Have Brought Their Horns with Them: Deference and Defiance, 1868-1875 --
A New Lancashire for the Northeast, 1876-1878 --
Struggling over Amalgamations or Trade Unions, 1879-1884 --
Piecing Up the Fall River System, 1885-1897 --
The Ascendancy of Trade Unions and Combinations, 1898-1906 --
Epilogue: The Escape of Al Priddy, the Death of M.C.D. Borden, and the Burnley Reunion --
Critical Assessment of Primary Sources --
Personal taxable income in Fall River, 1867 --
Cotton manufacturing data for Fall River, 1865 and 1875 --
Comparative nativities of population, 1870 --
United States cotton mills producing print cloth, 1880 --
Characterists of 153 "works in a cotton mill" families, Fall River: Globe Village and Little Canada in Ward 1, 1870 --
Fall River, Lowell, and Lawrence, 1875: Persons employed in cotton goods --
Total population: Percentages of foreign-born in leading Massachusetts manufacturing cities, 1875 --
Comparative data on Fall River, Lowell, and Lawrence, 1870-1880 --
Southern competition and the Massachusetts cotton textile industry --
British immigration to the United States, 1840-1905.
Responsibility: Mary H. Blewett.

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