Factory Production in Nineteenth-Century Britain

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accidents. See deaths; injuries
accuracy, 138–139
agriculture, 87, 154, 198–199
alcoholism, 187, 250
Anonymous—Effects of Machinery on Manual Labour, and on the Distribution of the Produce of Industry, 177–181
apprentices, 124–125
Apprentices Bill (1802), 257n15
arbitration, 267
Arbroath, 223
Arkwright, Sir Richard, 71–74, 118n11
automatons, 157
Babbage, Charles
from On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures, 138–152
On the Method of Observing Manufactories, 61–63
Baines, Edward—“Inventions in Spinning Machines”, 70–82
bathroom breaks, 232
batik, 141–142
Beaumont, George—from The Beggar's Complaint,” 122–137
beauty, 292–293, 294, 301
beaver fur, 24, 30–31
beaver hats, 23–24
The Beggar's Complaint(Beaumont), 122–137
Bell, Lady—The Process of Ironmaking, 48–60
blast-furnaces, 49–50, 54, 57
blowers, 25–26
bonuses, 221
books, 12, 144–145
bottles, 149
bowers, 26–27, 28
boycotts, 300
brass industry, 66–67
bricks, 148
bronze, 146–147
bunkers, 49
buttons, 36–48
duties, 80
embossing on, 150
printing of, 6, 141, 143
prohibition on, 81–82
canvas, 143
flight to foreign countries, 107
labor-machine relationship, 117–118
means to returns, 259
proportion to machinery, 106–107
tyranny over labor, 178
uses in mechanization, 102–103
capitalists, 101
captains of industry
greed of, 108–113
as market makers, 290
safety, unconcern over, 263–264
Captains of Industry (Carlyle), 108–113
carbon paper, 143–144
Carlyle, Thomas—“Captains of Industry,” 108–113
casts, 145–148
chargers, 54–55
chastisement, of child laborers, 223, 226, 229, 230, 232–233
chemistry, 153
chess player, mechanical, 158
child labor
apologies for, 14
compared to slavery, 216–218
deaths described, 261–262
early conditions, 257
family destabilization, 15–16
government regulation rights, 206
health effects, 220–221, 222–224, 238, 257–258
as machinery, 211
regulation, 176
as sacrilegious, 167
surgeon's opinion on, 241
testimony, 218–251
in textile factories, 154n1
wage depression, 66–67


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