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Manufacturing

Roderick Floud

in The People and the British Economy, 1830–1914

Published in print April 1997 | ISBN: 9780192892102
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670602 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192892102.003.0008
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This chapter examines the British manufacturing industry from 1830–1914. It discusses the characteristics of the labour force, innovations in products and processes, the growth of foreign competition in manufacturing, and the skills of industrialists and industrial workers.

Keywords: industrialists; manufacturing industry; labour; foreign competition; innovations

Chapter.  5009 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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