The Last Shift: The Decline of Handloom Weaving in Nineteenth-century Lancashire

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Manchester University Press, 1993 - Business & Economics - 253 pages
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Contents

The cotton industry and outzvork
9
The economic importance of hand weaving in the early nineteenth
35
Impact on settlement fitrmation
59
The change to cotton weaving
78
The onset of decline in cotton hand weaving
91
The survival of hand weaving in the midVictorian period
107
textile towns 1851 and 1861
116
The means of survival
128
Bibliography
189
Appendices
200
A2 Computing hand weaver numbers in mia Victorian Lancashire
224
A3 Statistical techniques
241
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Timmins is Principal Lecturer and Subject Co-ordinator in History at the University of Central Lancashire.

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