The Penny Capitalists: A Study of 19th Century Working Class Entrepreneurs (Modern Revivals in Economic and Social History)
- Publish Date: 1992-09-13
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: John Benson
This work examines the virtually ignored subject of working-class enterpreneurial activity during the 19th and early 20th centuries. By using a wide variety of oral and other evidence, the author shows that, far from being destroyed by urban industrial development, penny capitalism remained a widespread and vital part of working-day life. He shows that the survival of penny capitalism has major implications for the understanding of some of the most important issues under discussion in labour and social history.