European Women and Preindustrial Craft

European Women and Preindustrial Craft

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These essays examine key eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European industries - the production of verdigris, linen, and silk; spinning, weaving, lacemaking, embroidery; calico painting; and the lingerie trade. Focusing on links between women's preindustrial craft production and nineteenth-century heavy industrialization, this volume shows how women adopted new technology in certain situations and rejected it in others, helping maintain social peace during profound economic dislocation. The contributors are: Reed Benhamou, Pierre Caspard, Walter Endrei and Rachel P. Maines, Daryl M. Hafter, Inger Jonsson, Tessie P. Liu, Jean H. Quataert, Patrizia Sione, John F. Sweets, and Whitney more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 160.5 x 234.2 x 16.5mm | 412.78g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 6 b&w photos, illustrations
  • 0253209439
  • 9780253209436

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Introduction: A Theoretical Framework for WomenOs Work in Forming the Industrial Revolution, by Daryl M. Hafter Part One: Handicraft and Invention in the Eighteenth Century 1. Women and the Verdigris Industry in Montpellier, by Reed Benhamou 2. Women Flax Scutchers in the Linen Production of Helsingland, Sweden, by Inger Jonsson 3. On Two-ianded Spinning, by Walter Endrei and Rachel P. Maines 4. Women Who Wove in the Eighteenth-Century Silk Industry of Lyon, by Daryl M. Hafter Part Two: The Persistence of Handicraft in the Industrial Age 5. The Lacemakers of Le Puy in the Nineteenth Century, by John F. Sweets 6. Working Women, Gender, and Industrialization in Nineteenth-Century France: The Case of Larraine Emboidery Manufacturing, by Whitney Walton 7. The Calico Painters of Estavayer: EmployersO Strategies Toward the Market for WomenOs Labor, by Pierre Caspard 8. From Home to Factory: Women in the Nineteenth-Century Italian Silk Industry, by Patrizia Sione 9. Survival Strategies in a Saxon Textile District during the Early Phases of Industrialization, 1780ETH1860, by Jean H. Quataert 10. The Commercialization of the Trousseaux Work: Female Homeworkers in the French Lingerie Trade, by Tessie P. Liu Contributors Indexshow more

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