From Domestic Manufacture to Industrial Revolution

The Case of the Rhineland Textile Districts
Author(s): 
Kisch, Herbert
ISBN: 
0195051114
Date published: 
January 1989
Hardback
Pages: 
354

This book is an economic, historical, and sociological examination of rural textile industries in the Lower Rhineland beginning in the sixteenth century and culminating with the age of factory organization in the early 1800s. Drawing on archival sources not available to English language readers, Kisch analyses the evolution of entrepreneurial innovations, the growth of a skilled labour force, and changes in institutional mechanisms and patterns of social behaviour that prepared this critical economic region fo r the innovation of factory production that came with the industrial revolution.