The Shoemakers of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1850-1880: The Family During the Transition from Hand to Machine Labor

The Shoemakers of Lynn, Massachusetts, 1850-1880: The Family During the Transition from Hand to Machine Labor

By: William H. Mulligan (author)Hardback

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Description

This book looks closely at the lives of shoemakers in Lynn, Massachusetts, during the period when their work was mechanized and moved into factories. For many decades prior to the 1850s, Lynn had been a major center for the manufacture of shoes, all made by hand. This work explores both pre-industrial and industrial Lynn and analyzes the relationship between work and family life and how changes in work changed family life.

About Author

William H. Mulligan, Jr. is Professor of History at Murray State University.

Contents

List of Illustrations; Foreword by Stanley L. Engerman; Acknowledgements; 1. The Family and Industrialization; 2. The Lynn Shoe Industry Before 1850; 3. The Family in an Artisan World - Lynn in 1850; 4. Mechanizing the Gentle Craft; 5. The Families of Lynn Shoeworkers in 1880; 6. Fathers and Sons, Mothers and Daughters: The Transmission of Skill in the Shoe Industry; 7. Concluding Observations; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773455863
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 180
  • ID: 9780773455863
  • ISBN10: 0773455868

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