In this elegant redefinition of the economic history of early modern Britain, Keith Wrightson combines the research of economic historians with the insights of social and cultural history. He describes the basic institutions and relationships of economic life, traces the processes of change, and vividly demonstrates the effects of these changes on men, women, and children at all social levels. The New Economic History of Britain Series
Well informed,well nuanced,[and] readable. . . . A very effective account of a long and complex transition in British economic life,a transition characterized by the advance of commercialization.