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Capitalism and the Historians

Capitalism and the Historians
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780226320724
ISBN 10: 226320723
Edition: 1st
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1963-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 196
List Price: $32.00

The views generally held about the rise of the factory system in Britain derive from highly distorted accounts of the social consequences of that system—so say the distinguished economic historians whose papers make up this book. The authors offer documentary evidence to support their conclusion that under capitalism the workers, despite long hours and other hardships of factory life, were better off financially, had more opportunities, and led a better life than had been the case before the Industrial Revolution.