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Women in the Textile Mills: Ghent and Verviers

Patricia Penn Hilden

in Women, Work, and Politics: Belgium 1830-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228837
eISBN:
9780191678837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228837.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the women working in the textile mills of Ghent and Vervies, Belgium during the period from the 19th century. During his period, textiles was the country's fastest growing ... More


Worker Against Worker

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

One of the last organized events of the textile workers strike occurred when Dawson and other Textile Mill Committee leaders took a group of children to the office of the New Bedford school ... More


Bound Feet Across China

Laurel Bossen and Hill Gates

in Bound Feet, Young Hands: Tracking the Demise of Footbinding in Village China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804799553
eISBN:
9781503601079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799553.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The final chapter tests the general hypothesis that continued handwork by girls and women was instrumental in the persistence of footbinding. Aggregating quantitative data from our individual village ... More


The Beginning of the Workers' Revolution, 1910–1912

in Revolution within the Revolution: Cotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758062
eISBN:
9780804779647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the beginning of the workers' revolution. Madero's challenge to Díaz led to a rapid unionization of the largest and most important mills in 1910–11. Unionization and the ... More


Between Country and City: Food in Rural Mill Towns and Company Towns

Katherine Leonard Turner

in How the Other Half Ate: A History of Working-Class Meals at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277571
eISBN:
9780520957619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277571.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The people who lived in industrial villages or company towns, such as mill towns or coal-mining towns, did industrial work in a rural setting, and so their options and opportunities were different. ... More


“A Burning and Shining Light”: Prosperity and Enlightened Governance in Antebellum New Bedford

Earl F. Mulderink III

in New Bedford's Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823243341
eISBN:
9780823243389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

New Bedford was widely known in the antebellum era for its whaling, wealth, and staunch antislavery environment. At mid-century, the recently incorporated city of New Bedford enjoyed prosperity ... More


Passaic

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At Passaic, New Jersey, the concentration of textile mills offered an ideal destination for the Dawson family. According to the occupations listed on the immigration manifests at Ellis Island, almost ... More


“Business is Extremely Dull”: Whaling and Manufacturing in Wartime New Bedford

Earl F. Mulderink III

in New Bedford's Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823243341
eISBN:
9780823243389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823243341.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores how the Civil War disrupted New Bedford's maritime economy. Whaling's decline was poignantly illustrated by the sinking of the so-called Stone Fleets in Southern harbors in ... More


The Antebellum Popular Discourse on Mechanization

Stephen P. Rice

in Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227811
eISBN:
9780520926578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227811.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the popular discourse on mechanization in antebellum America. It explains that though the presence of machines in the workplace was by no means the dominant reality, the extent ... More


Banks, Financial Markets, and Industrial Development: Lessons from the Economic Histories of Brazil and Mexico

Stephen Haber

in Latin American Macroeconomic Reforms: The Second Stage

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226302676
eISBN:
9780226302683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226302683.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The banking systems of most Latin American countries are small, concentrated, and inefficient. Financial markets do not serve as substitutes for banks: few firms can mobilize capital through the ... More


Bradford is home turf, it’s our city

Mohammed Qasim

in Young, Muslim and Criminal: Experiences, Identities and Pathways into Crime

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447341482
eISBN:
9781447341536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341482.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter provides an overview of the geographical location of where The Boys lived. It starts by examining the history of Bradford's textile trade, as the Pakistani migrants arrived in Bradford ... More


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