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Artisanal skills, watchmaking, and the Industrial Revolution: Prescot and beyond

Cummins, Neil and Gráda, Cormac (2022) Artisanal skills, watchmaking, and the Industrial Revolution: Prescot and beyond. Northern History. ISSN 0078-172X

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Identification Number: 10.1080/0078172X.2022.2062085

Abstract

The role of skills and human capital during England’s Industrial Revolution is the subject of an old but still ongoing debate. This paper contributes to the debate by assessing the artisanal skills of watchmakers and watch tool makers in southwest Lancashire in the eighteenth century and their links to apprenticeship. The flexibility of the training regime and its evolution are discussed, as is the decline of the industry.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/ynhi20
Additional Information: © 2022 University of Leeds
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
JEL classification: N - Economic History > N3 - Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Income, and Wealth > N33 - Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Income and Wealth: Europe: Pre-1913
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2022 14:57
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115576

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