A generation of labor history, highlighted in this volume, has revealed the inadequacies of the Industrial Revolution as a way of conceptualizing economic change. This volume brings the debate on working-class formation up-to-date.
The Industrial Revolution, central to a conventional understanding of the modern world, is scrutinized in nine papers which map out some of its inadequacies as a way of conceptualizing economic change. The series focuses on historical themes where standard conclusions are facing a major challenge. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)