Andrew Ure (1778-1857) was a professor at the University of Glasgow and an enthusiast for the Industrial Revolution's new systems of manufacturing. As we know, a consequence of these new developments was the redundancy of many workers, just as we are experiencing today with ?downsizing? and ?reengineering?. This study details the creation of the ...
Andrew Ure (1778-1857) was a professor at the University of Glasgow and an enthusiast for the Industrial Revolution's new systems of manufacturing. As we know, a consequence of these new developments was the redundancy of many workers, just as we are experiencing today with ?downsizing? and ?reengineering?. This study details the creation of the general education system as an answer to the need for less self-willed and intractable workmen, which were unfit to become "components of a mechanical system." In our times of permanent technological revolution, this is an excellent insight into the roots of industrial progress. Understanding rural workers' shock and their need to readapt to a new urban, factorial reality, and the white collar workers? dilemma of social security or entrepreneurship is achieved by this fascinating and important book.
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Good. xii, 480 p.,  leaves of plates (some folded): ill.; 21 cm. Hardcover. Fine binding and cover. Rebacked on later red cloth with red leather spine label. Scattered spotting. Diagrams, fold out tables, illustrations. Includes errata diagram for p. 116, tipped in. Final few leaves have browning on top margin. Andrew Ure (1778-1857) was an important business theorist and promoter of manufacturing and the factory system. Ure was a scientist and doctor by training. Ure had been a consulting chemist and visited numerous textile operations and other industries in England, Belgium and France. In 1840 he helped found the Pharmaceutical Society. Much of this work concerns the factory system in the textile, wool, flax, cotton, silk industries. The third book (430-481 pp. ) concerns the moral economy of the factory worker. An interesting early account of the industrial revolution in England. (DNB) Goldsmiths'-Kress, 29013.
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