Capitalism and the Historians
1954, the first edition of this controversial study
First edition, first printing. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19.5 × 13cm, vii + 192pp
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.
The book is in very good condition, but with some foxing to the pages' edge and a previous owner's name to the ffep. The dustwrapper is sunned and worn to the edges but not within a protective sleeve.
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