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Annals of the Labouring Poor
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  • 47 b/w illus. 25 tables
  • Page extent: 476 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.69 kg
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 (ISBN-13: 9780521335584 | ISBN-10: 0521335582)

  • There was also a Hardback of this title but it is no longer available
  • Published April 1987

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Levels of employment, wage rates, welfare relief, sexual divisions of labor, apprenticeship patterns and seasonal economic fluctuations are included in this reassessment of the standard of living of rural labor during this period of England's industrialization.


Preface; Introduction; 1. Agricultural seasonal unemployment, the standard of living, and women's work, 1690–1860; 2. Social relations - the decline of service; 3. Social relations - the poor law; 4. Enclosure and employment - the social consequences of enclosure; 5. The decline of apprenticeship; 6. The apprenticeship of women; 7. The family; 8. Thomas Hardy, rural Dorset, and the family; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.

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