Bending is Not Breaking: Adaptation and Persistence Among 19th Century Lancaster Artisans

Bending is Not Breaking: Adaptation and Persistence Among 19th Century Lancaster Artisans

By: Thomas R. Winpenny (author)Hardback

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Examines how the industrial revolution affected the lives and work of artisans in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The author seeks to correct the historical assumption that the rise of the factory system brought nothing but misery and hardship by showing how Lancaster weathered the challenge successfully.

About Author

Thomas R. Winpenny is Professor of History at Elizabethtown College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Contents

Chapter 1 A Thriving Activity in a Growing Urban Center Chapter 2 Lancaster's 18th Century Craft Tradition Chapter 3 The Lancaster Artisan in 1819 Chapter 4 The Spectre of Depression Beyond the Golden Age Chapter 5 Lancaster Artisans in an Industrializing Society, 1850 Chapter 6 Changing Work Techniques as a Key to Persistence Chapter 7 Cultural Factors as a Key to Persistence and the Artisan in 1880 Chapter 8 Adapting and Surviving in a Maturing Industrial Society

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780819178756
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 134
  • ID: 9780819178756
  • weight: 308
  • ISBN10: 0819178756

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