The Watchful Clothier

The Life of an Eighteenth-Century Protestant Capitalist
Author(s): 
Kadane, Matthew
ISBN: 
9780300169614
Date published: 
January 2013
Hardback
Price: 
£35.00

A clothier and a deeply religious man, Joseph Ryder faithfully kept a diary from 1733 until his death in 1768. The author interprets Ryder's diary, which provides a real-life perspective on the relationship between capitalism and Protestantism at a time when Britain was rapidly changing from a traditional to a modern society.