Scranton, Philip. Proprietary Capitalism: The Textile Manufacture at Philadelphia, 1800-1885. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983.

An important study of women and men in the textile factories in and around Philadelphia in the first years after the American Revolution. This book provides valuable insights into the transformation of shop workers into factory workers, women’s entry into factory production, and the growing scale of manufacturing.

Citation Type: Book

Referenced in:
A Diversity of Industries
Labor's Struggle to Organize
Allegheny Cotton Mill Strikes

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