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The Resource Idle hands: the experience of unemployment, 1790-1990

Idle hands: the experience of unemployment, 1790-1990

Label
Idle hands: the experience of unemployment, 1790-1990
Title
Idle hands: the experience of unemployment, 1790-1990
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focuses on the experiences of working people in becoming unemployed, coping with unemployment and searching for work, and their reactions and responses to their problems
Cataloging source
UkLiU
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1925-2006
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burnett, John
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD5765.A6
LC item number
B88 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unemployment
  • Labor market
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Idle hands: the experience of unemployment, 1790-1990
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Unemployment in the Countryside, 1790-1834. War and unemployment, 1793-1815. Peace and pauperism, 1815-30. The cure for unemployment? -- 2. A Dying Trade: The Case of the Handloom Weavers, 1790-1850. Size and structure. Act 1: 'The Golden Age', 1780-1800. Act 2: 'The Deplorable Change', 1800-15. Act 3: 'Bitter Distress', 1815-30. Act 4: 'Flee the Trade', 1830-50 -- 3. Unemployment Among Skilled Workers, 1815-70. The erosion of skill. The experience of unemployment. Responses and reactions -- 4. Unemployment on the Land, 1834-1914. The new poor law. 'Life under the bread tax'. The flight from the land. The revolt of the field -- 5. The 'Discovery' of Unemployment, 1870-1914. 'The fundamental problem of modern society' (The Times, 1888). Unskilled labourers. Boy labour and women's labour. Skilled workers. Responses and remedies -- 6. 'The Worst of Times?' Unemployment Between the Wars. The causes of unemployment. The extent and incidence of unemployment
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 368 pages
Isbn
9780415055017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Idle hands: the experience of unemployment, 1790-1990
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Unemployment in the Countryside, 1790-1834. War and unemployment, 1793-1815. Peace and pauperism, 1815-30. The cure for unemployment? -- 2. A Dying Trade: The Case of the Handloom Weavers, 1790-1850. Size and structure. Act 1: 'The Golden Age', 1780-1800. Act 2: 'The Deplorable Change', 1800-15. Act 3: 'Bitter Distress', 1815-30. Act 4: 'Flee the Trade', 1830-50 -- 3. Unemployment Among Skilled Workers, 1815-70. The erosion of skill. The experience of unemployment. Responses and reactions -- 4. Unemployment on the Land, 1834-1914. The new poor law. 'Life under the bread tax'. The flight from the land. The revolt of the field -- 5. The 'Discovery' of Unemployment, 1870-1914. 'The fundamental problem of modern society' (The Times, 1888). Unskilled labourers. Boy labour and women's labour. Skilled workers. Responses and remedies -- 6. 'The Worst of Times?' Unemployment Between the Wars. The causes of unemployment. The extent and incidence of unemployment
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 368 pages
Isbn
9780415055017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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