Jane Humphries: The Industrial Revolution, 20 March 2014
Show More Liberty’s Dawn: A People’s History of the Industrial Revolution by Emma Griffin.
Yale, 303 pp., £12.99, March 2014, 978 0 300 20525 1Show More
“... In Annals of the Labouring Poor: Social Change and Agrarian England 1660-1900 (1985), K.D.M. Snell maintained that in the late 18th and early 19th centuries apprentices served less time, were less likely to take out formal indentures and more likely to quit. None of this is surprising in an age of labour market deregulation. What is surprising is that ...”